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Tuesday, 19 June

03:48

Watch: Hillary Calls Trump A Liar, Unchristian Over Family Separation In Immigration Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

JUST IN: "That is an outright lie," Hillary Clinton says of Trump White House saying separation of families at the US border is mandated by law. pic.twitter.com/iTMEmzRzss MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 18, 2018 Via Daily Wire: On Monday, Hillary Clinton re-emerged from her self-imposed media exile to comment on the much-decried Trump Administration policy of []

03:36

VIDEO: The Gateway Pundit Wrap with Lukasz Dusza: Trump & Kim Jong Un Historic Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lukasz Dusza completed his first video for The Gateway Pundit today!

We wrote about Lukasz Dusza last year. Lukasz was fired from his talent agency because he supported Donald Trump.

The agency did not like this and more specifically, they disliked the photo that Dusza shared on Facebook of President Trump with a caption that read: My President.
Lukasz was informed that his contract had been terminated due to his polarizing views.

Today Lukasz Dusza published his first video for The Gateway Pundit:
Trump & Kim Jong Un Historic Meeting

The post VIDEO: The Gateway Pundit Wrap with Lukasz Dusza: Trump & Kim Jong Un Historic Meeting appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:29

GOP Lawmakers Demand Horowitz Identify Names of Anti-Trump FBI Employees in IG Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Monday, a group of GOP lawmakers, led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) sent a letter to Inspector General Horowitz demanding he release the names of the FBI employees named in the IG report.

GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Inspector General Horowitz demanding transparency and accountability.

Rep. Biggs brought up the Trump-hating FBI attorney 2 who messaged about the resistance.

For example, one FBI attorney texted viva le resistance when asked about his commitment to the incoming Trump administration in November 2016.

As representatives of the American people, Congress deserves to know exactly who contributed to the abuse of power at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI. These individuals need to be held accountable and only transparency will ensure that action, the letter reads.

FBI employees were simply referred to as FBI attorney 2, or FBI employee. (example below)

Horowitz referred five unnamed FBI employees for investigation after more anti-Trump text messages surfaced.

We want names!

Screenshot of letter:

 

The letter is signed by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ); Dave Brat (R-VA); Scott DesJarlais, (R-TN); Matt Gaetz (R-FL); Paul Gosar (R-AZ); Jody Hice, (R-GA) Jim Jordan, (R-OH); and Ralph Norman, (R-SC).

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03:27

Shooter Who Shot 17 People Was Released Early From PrisonFor Murder "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But media has completely blacked this story out. No AR-15, gang member, illegally possessed a weapon. So they dont care about the 17 people. Via Daily Mail: A shooting in Trenton that left 22 injured on Sunday may have been prevented if one of the suspects wasnt granted an early prison release for murder, and []

03:14

Eight Lawmakers Demand IG Horowitz Unmask Names of Hidden FBI/DOJ Employees "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, heres a start.  Eight House Republicans have asked Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz for the specific names of FBI employees mentioned in last weeks report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation: The letter is signed by Representatives: Andy Continue reading

03:06

American Satisfaction In Direction Of Country Reaches 12 Year High "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hence the reason that the left wants to talk about anything else that will distract from a booming economy and success. Via Daily Caller: It has been 12 years since Americans have been so satisfied with the direction of the country, according to Gallup polling. The poll, released Monday, shows that 38 percent of the []

02:45

Jeb! Bush Joins First Ladies and Demands Trump End Heartless Child Border Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former First Ladies Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter all condemned the separating illegals from their children at the border.

Rosalynn called the law a shame on our country.

And now they have an ally in Jeb! Bush.

Jeb! never misses an opportunity to trash President Trump.
Via Breitbart:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is calling on President Donald Trump to end the heartless policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border.

Children shouldnt be used as a negotiating tool, Bush tweeted on Monday. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers.

The post Jeb! Bush Joins First Ladies and Demands Trump End Heartless Child Border Policy appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:45

Illegal Aliens Increasingly Using Other Peoples Children To Claim Asylum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering family units of adult males with children []

02:24

IG Horowitz Tells Senate Comey Acted Out of Fear For His Job in Clinton Probe: Was Concerned For His Survivability "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But no bias, according to liberals. Via Mediaite: Were James Comeys actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation made, in part, out of fear for his job? In a hearing on Capitol Hill Monday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz about Comeys handling of the Clinton probe, and the IG told Cornyn []

02:12

Entergy-River Bend Nuclear Want To Move Reactor Cooling Core Injection Point From The Reactor Head Spray Nozzle; Remove Some Oversight From NRC Comment By Thurs. 11.59 PM/Request Hearing By July 23rd "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Comments must be filed by June 21, 2018. A request for a hearing must be filed by July 23, 2018 https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2018-0096-0001 50 mile radius fallout zone for River Bend Nuclear Power Station.

Entergy wants to relocate the reactor core isolation cooling (RCIC) piping injection point from the reactor vessel head spray nozzle to the feedwater line using the residual heat removal (RHR) shutdown cooling return line, at River Bend Nuclear Power Station, near St. Francisville, Louisiana. Risk is not merely an academic question at River Bend Nuclear Power Station, as there have been loss of cooling near misses in recent years. This nuclear power station is up for relicensing, too.

The relicensing document simply states: The vessel head spray function is no long...

02:11

BUSTED: Former Israeli Energy Minister Caught Spying for Iran "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gonen Segev has long been known as a Israeli public servant who went astray of the law. Following a stent as a military pilot in the Israeli Airforce in the 1970s, Zegev became a doctor before being elected to the Knesset in 1992 as part of the now defunct Tzomet Party. In April 2004, after leaving Israeli politics to focus on his business career, Segev was arrested for attempting to smuggle tens of thousands of ecstasy tablets from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, disguised and M&Ms. On Monday, Israels elite counter-intelligence force, Shin Bet, arrested Segev for spying on behalf of Iran.

As the Jerusalem Post first reported, the indictment for suspicion of assisting the enemy in a time of war was entered against Segev in the Jerusalem District Prosecutors Office on June 15. After being first entered under seal, the indictment was approved by the Attorney General and State Attorney almost immediately. The indictment alleges that Segev provided sensitive and classified information related to Israels energy infrastructure to his Iranian handlers.

According to the Shin Bet investigation, Israeli authorities first became suspicious of Gonen Segev in 2012 when he made an unusual visit to the Iranian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. According to Israeli intelligence officials, Segev knew the people who invited him to the embassy to be Iranian intelligence operatives. On the dimly lit Udi Street Embassy, Segevs initial meeting with his new Iranian handlers lasted late into the night. Due to the suspicious nature of his meeting, Shin Bet immediately started a case file and sought the resources of Israels signal intelligence specialists in Unit 8200.

In hotels, bars and sporting events in the 5 years following his initial 2012 meeting, Segev passed information to his Iranian handlers. Segev maintained his ties to unwitting members of Israels security and energy apparatus, and used them as sources for the information he eventually passed to Iran.

Gonen Segevs attorneys Eli Zohar and Moshe Mazor said in a statement: Most of the details are confidential at the request of the state. Even at this early stage, it is possible to say that the publication that was permitted makes things even more difficult, even though from the indictment, whose full details remain confidential, a different picture emerges.

Segev requested a pardon from Israeli Health Minister Yaacov Litzman in 2016, so that he could return to Israel to again work as a medical doctor for the first time since being convicted of smuggling MDMA pills into Israel. At this point, Segevs concern will no longer be getting into Israel. Israeli legal and national security experts say Segev is unlikely to leave the country ever again.

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02:10

White House Press Briefing With DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Sarah Sanders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to discuss the ongoing issues with border security and specifically the more recent increase in arriving alien minors, most unaccompanied by parents, and the subsequent problems. Excellent briefing Continue reading

02:03

ICE Blasts Media For Accusing Employee Veteran Of Having Nazi Tattoo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the crazy that results from whipping up hysteria. Not to mention that an Iron Cross isnt specific to Nazism. Via Daily Caller: The New Yorker was forced to apologize on Monday after one of its writers falsely accused a U.S. Marine veteran of having a Nazi tattoo on his elbow. Immigration and Customs []

02:00

SHOCKING: 10,000 of 12,000 Kids in US DHS Custody Were Sent Here Alone Think of That! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This wont make any headlines in the fake mainstream media.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen joined Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House briefing on Monday to discuss the administrations position on border security and migrant family separation.

During the media hysterics and abuse Secretary Nielsen dropped this bomb.
It fell flat with the media who were only wanting to use the venue to attack Trump.

Kirstjen Nielsen: So I want to be clear on a couple things. The vast majority, vast, vast, majority of the children who are in the care of HHS right now, 10,000 of the 12,000, were sent here alone by their parents. Thats when they were separated. Somehow weve conflated everything.

Via Will Chamberlain:

Photo via Breitbart

The post SHOCKING: 10,000 of 12,000 Kids in US DHS Custody Were Sent Here Alone Think of That! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:00

What Happens If Alexandria Ocasio Doesn't Replace Crowley In November "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


I often write that Joe Crowley-- handpicked by Pelosi and Hoyer to take over the House Democrats after they leave-- is the single most corrupt Democrat in Congress. Over the weekend I got a call from a friendly Democrat in Congress who asked me on what basis I keep making that claim. She told me she intends to vote for Crowley to lead the Democrats but was disturbed by the persistence of my assertions about him. I sent her the link above. She called back this morning and said my assertions in those posts were disturbing but they weren't enough for her to change her intentions.

Neither did a discussion we had about how Wall Street and the whole financial sector had given Crowley more money-- bribes-- than any other Democrat in the House, $7,148,700 at this point, even more than Hoyer ($6,432,164) and Himes ($6,115,602), both notorious Wall Street whores.

But what did seem to stop her in her tracks was an old story-- from before she was elected to Congress-- I found from the New York Daily News. I have a feeling very few of the freshmen and sophomores in Congress know anything about this-- nor about how Pelosi had to make a deal with the Republicans getting Crowley off the hook... by agreeing to let FOUR Republicans off the hook with the House Ethics Committee! Benjamin Lesser's 8 year old article, Queens Congressman Joe Crowley's campaign funds under investigation in ethics probe should be required reading for every Democrat before voting for their next congressional leader. It isn't a chapter Crowley is comfortable discussing.
Queens Congressman Joe Crowley is one of the most prolific campaign fund-raisers on Capitol Hill-- a trait that now has him in the middle of an ongoing ethics investigation.
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01:45

Merkels Position May. In Jeopardy Because Of The Failures Of Her Immigration Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Actions have consequences. Via Fox News Insider: German Chancellor Angela Merkel could soon be heading home as a private citizen due to conservative pushback over the countrys lax immigration and border security policies, columnist Tom Rogan explained Monday. Merkels ruling coalition has fractured over a new proposed policy that would turn away more asylum seekers []

01:38

Crooked Hillary Cites Bible Verse to Fight Against Trumps Cruel Immigration Policy Twitter Responds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton, one of the most corrupt, criminal liars to ever hold public office in this country had the nerve to cite a Bible verse to fight against current immigration laws that separate illegal alien children from parents at the border.

This exact law was in place during the Obama years, but now since Trump is president, it is suddenly a humanitarian crisis and Republicans are evil for allowing it to happen.

We have no definitive proof the children are even related to the adults they show up with at the border which only encourages child trafficking.

In fact, Saagar Enjeti from The Daily Caller reports, single males with children are increasingly arriving. Neither the child nor the adult can answer basic questions about each other, authorities suspect rampant fraud.

All told the situation on the border is extremely nuanced right now and rampant for fraudulent asylum claims. Authorities see clear evidence of illegals being coached by traffickers on how to circumvent US law, continued Enjeti.

President Trump blasted the Democrats over immigration laws in a barrage of tweets:

01:35

The Entrapment of Michael Caputo and Roger Stone "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Prosecutors from the special counsels inquiry questioned Caputo last month and confronted him with a meeting he set up between a Russian and Stone. At that point, Caputo knew he and Stone were in trouble and theyve been working ever since to concoct a defense. The defense wont clear them of lying to Congress, but it appears that the Russian in question had worked as an FBI informant in the past. So, supposedly, this is a case of entrapment.

Caputo is unique among the suspects in the Russia inquiry in that hes the only one I know of who has persistently bragged over the years about having worked for the Kremlin. He got his start working to help Boris Yeltsin beat the odds and win reelection. Later on, he had a job burnishing the image of Vladimir Putin in the United Statees as an employee of Gazprom Media. Along the way, he never seems to have strayed too far from Roger Stones side, working with on a variety of trollish New York state campaigns, including the long-shot gubernatorial bids of Carl Paladino and Tom Golisano, and the takedown of attorney general Eliot Spitzer.  Its probably through Stone that Caputo made the acquaintance of Donald Trump and landed a job working as a senior communications adviser for his campaign.

While serving in that capacity, Capu......

The Russia Conspiracy is Getting Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

George Cottrells arrest was hardly noticed at the time, especially in the United States, and it appeared even in the court documents that his subsequent cooperation with federal prosecutors pertained to the crimes for which he had been indicted, which had no obvious relationship to the Russia investigation. Before long, however, we may all know his name and his story, and he could wind up being a key figure in the downfall of Donald Trump.

Youll have to go behind a paywall to find out how George Cottrell survived his time in a U.S. prison. He was arrested at OHare International Airport on July 22, 2016, the same day that Julian Assange did his major dump of hacked emails from the Democratic National Headquarters.

Seated in a dark suit with a glass of claret in front of him at lunch recently in the Sydney Arms in Chelsea, George Cottrell describes the evening of 23 June 2016 as the best night of my life something Ill never forget.

On that day of the EU referendum poll, indeed throughout that overheated political summer, Cottrell had been in the jump seat at Nigel Farages side, working as his aide-de-camp, gatekeeper and campaign fixer from booking his helicopters to letting Simpsons Tavern in the City know that Nigel was on the way for what he likes to call a PFL (Proper Fing Lunch).

George is the son of Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, 3rd Baron Hesketh, a UK Independence Party donor, former member of the House of Lords, and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He was 22 years old when the Feds intercepted him at OHare, seized his phone and laptop, and charged him with twenty-one counts, including blackmail, dark web money laundering, conspiracy, and wire fraud.  He had been traveling in the company of Nigel Farage and his entourage as they sought to return home to England from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Understandably embarrassed, Mr. Farage sought to distance himself from his aide-de-camp.

After the arrest, Farage called Cottrell a 22-year-old unpaid vol...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sigh. No one said this is going to be clean and easy.

Discuss

01:24

Almost 60,000 DACA Recipients Have Been Arrested At Least Once Since Program Began "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanks, Obama! And once again, DACA was an executive order, an action by Obama that violated the Constitution which he himself admitted. He did it knowing it would never pass Congress. But somehow now trying to correct Obama acting illegally is cruel. Via Washington Examiner: Almost 60,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients have been []

01:14

ONCE AGAIN, IT'S REPUBLICANS WHO ARE OUT OF STEP WITH THE REST OF AMERICA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN:

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration's practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 28% approve.

But among Republicans, there is majority support for the policy....
Quinnipiac:
American voters oppose 66 - 27 percent the policy of separating children and parents when families illegally cross the border into America, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Republican voters support the separation policy 55 - 35 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group to support it....
I say this all the time: America is not primarily a conservative heartland that's besieged by a left-leaning minority living on the coasts and using elite status to tyrannize the majority. The major fault line in this country is between Republicans and everyone else in America. I'm not saying that this is a liberal country (although it is on a number of issues), but it is not a conservative country. Republican dominance of our government at the federal and state levels is largely an artifact of electoral gamesmanship and a highly effective conservative propaganda machine that successfully demonizes Democrats; it doesn't reflect majority support for Republican policies. The GOP takes advantage of splits among the rest of us -- conservative/moderate, Democrat/independent, voter/non-voter -- to maintain control of America. The GOP also guilt-trips the media into believing that heartland whites are the only true Americans. But Republicans are the outliers.

01:07

HUGE! Top Clinton Campaign Operative and AG Lynch Reportedly Exchanged Highly Classified Material During Election Updated "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Chief Chris Wray testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday afternoon.

During the testimony IG Horowitz admitted that top level Clinton 2016 campaign operative Amanda Renteria and Attorney General Loretta Lynch exchanged highly classified material with each other in 2016.

The highly classified material was so secret that Inspector General Michael Horowitz refused to talk about it during the Senate hearing on Monday.

Senator Kennedy: Your index does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation allegedly between Attorney General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria?

Inspector General Horowitz: Im not sure what I can say about that publicly so would ask you if I can get back to you.

Via Joe Palmer:

Amanda Renteria worked for United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow. She was hired as the Hillary campaigns Hispanic woman position on the campaign.

UPDATE Amanda Renteria has denied these allegations for the past year.

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01:03

Moms Of Children Killed By Illegal Aliens Slam Media For Hypocritical Coverage Of Border Separations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A little truth for the media. Via Daily Caller: The Angel Moms of two American sons killed by illegal aliens told The Daily Caller how they felt about the media coverage of migrant parents separated from their children at the border. The mothers told TheDC that there was huge hypocrisy in the mainstream media focusing []

00:42

Armed Civilian Takes Down Shooter At Walmart After Two Shot "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Good guy with a gun again. And apparently there were a few good guys with guns at the ready. Via WSB: An armed civilian took down a shooter after at least two people were shot Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart, police said. Tumwater police said the civilian, described by officers as a good []

00:31

Grassley Demands Probe Into Comeys Use of Secret Gmail Account For FBI Business "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday demanding access to James Comeys private Gmail account he used for official FBI business.

The FBI has until June 29th to response to Grassleys letter.


Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

 

According to the IG report released last Thursday, 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.

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 report identified FIVE different instances where Comey used a Gmail account to conduct official FBI business, CNBC reported.

Senator Grassley said Comeys use of a private email account raises some serious questions, being that the bureau was investigating Hillary Clinton for the same misconduct:

It is disturbing that FBI employees tasked with investigating Secretary Clinton, including
the former Director, appear to have engaged in strikingly similar conduct. Although it does not
appear as egregious and prolonged, they also used non-government systems for official work.

Grassley wants all of Comeys private em...

00:21

Comey Under Investigation For Handling Of Classified Information, Private Email "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So his desire to take out Trump in revenge for his firing is now coming back to bite him in the ass for possibly leaking classified information. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. He is specifically under investigation for []

00:10

Group Of U.S. Elected Officials Renews Efforts To Challenge Pentagon As War Intensifies In Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While a Saudi Arabia coalition enabled by the United States military bombs the city of Hodeida, Yemen, which is the main entry for shipments of food, senators demand the Pentagon end its secrecy around the scope of involvement by U.S. forces.

The New York Times reported in May that a team of about a dozen Green Berets are helping to locate and destroy caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that Houthi rebels are using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi citiesa revelation that contradicts Pentagon claims that U.S. military assistance is limited to aircraft refueling, logistics, and general intelligence sharing.

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, We are concerned that in the midst of a Senate effort to exercise its constitutional authority to end unauthorized hostilitiesincluding U.S. targeting and refueling assistance for Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemens Houthisthe Pentagon may have concealed key information from members of Congress regarding the full extent of on-the-ground U.S. military participation in the Saudi coalition-led war.

We call on you to immediately disclose the full extent of the U.S. military role in the Saudi-led war against Yemens Houthis, including the use of special operations forces; disclose any role that the Pentagon is currently performing, has been asked to perform, or is considering performing regarding an attack on the port of Hodeida; and issue a public declaration opposing this impending assault and restating the administrations position that Saudi Arabia and other parties to the conflict should accept an immediate ceasefire and move toward a political settlement to resolve the conflict.

The letter, sent on June 15, came two days after an offensive on Hodeida was launched. It was widely condemned as an assault on one of the last remaining lifelines for Yemenis already suffering from one of the worst famines in the world.

Similarly, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Ted Lieu (D-CA) sent a nearly identical letter on June 13 that urged Mattis to stop the coalitions assault on Hodeida.

Demanding a briefing from President Donald Trumps administration, the representatives requested clarification on whether the administration is pursuing an immediate end to the violence by advoca...

00:00

Laura Bush Slams Border Immigration Separating Families, Michelle Obama Cheers. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not to mention the same law was in place under her husband. And yes, her husbands administration separated families so this is all getting pretty ridiculous. Via Daily Wire: On Sunday, former first lady Laura Bush took to the pages of The Washington Post to attack the Trump administrations immigration policy in particular, the []

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23:53

FBI Director Wray Praises Mueller I Do Not Believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a Witch Hunt (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday on the IG reports findings of the Clinton email investigation.

Christopher Wray told Senator Leahy (D-VT) that Robert Muellers investigation is not a witch hunt.

FBI Director Wray once again proves he serves the Deep State swamp rather than the interests of the American people.

FBI Director Christopher Wray held a press conference last 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.

On Monday, the FBI Director praised Mueller and said the dirty cop is not on a witch hunt.

Truly disgusting.

VIDEO:

We shouldnt be surprised as Wray defended the corrupt officials in the FBI brass last week in a disgraceful press conference.

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 sp...

23:50

IG Hearing: Senator Lindsey Graham, John Kennedy and Ted Cruz Question Segments. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As anticipated the majority of the Senate Judiciary hearing was a two-step.  Most of the questions presented to Inspector General Horowitz and FBI Director Chris Wray did little to advance the understanding of the issues at hand.  There was only Continue reading

23:22

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Heres The Truth. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One caveat that I would make different from the article. The situation is far better now than it was under Obama, thats why this is so ridiculous and ironic. Via Daily Wire: Over the weekend, the media went insane over the supposed Trump administration policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children. According to []

23:17

Trump Lies About Germany, Again, to Cast Immigrants as an Existential Threat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The president of the United States told a blatant lie about Germany on Monday, claiming that the nations crime rate which is at its lowest level in 25 years  has gone way up since Europe granted asylum to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the wars in Syria and Iraq.

The lie, posted on Twitter by Donald Trump, was an attempt to justify the exceedingly cruel measures he ordered to deter unauthorized immigration, including the arrest of asylum-seekers at the southern border and the removal of their children for detention in cages.

It was widely debunked and criticized by Germans, like the political scientist Marcel Dirsus.

As Mathieu von Rohr of the German magazine Der Spiegel pointed out, Trumps false claim about crime in Germany which is down 5.1 percent overall since last year and 2.4 percent for violent offenses also misled readers about the continued popularity of Chancellor Angela Merkel, even as she resists calls for a crackdown on asylum-seekers from allied conservatives in the state of Bavaria.

Jeremy Cliffe, the Berlin bureau chief of The Economist, noted that Trumps grasp of the politics of immigration in Germany is also shaky...

22:33

McCabe Refuses to Testify at Senate Judiciary Hearing Invokes 5th Amendment Rights "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Monday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe refused to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the IG reports findings on the FBIs handling of the Clinton email investigation.

McCabe invoked his 5th Amendment rights on Monday after failing to receive immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. 

In a letter sent to Chairman Grassley on June 4th, Andrew McCabes attorney Michael Bromwich requested the Senate Judiciary Committee grant the former FBI official immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at next weeks Congressional hearing on the FBIs handling of the Clinton investigation.

On page 3 of the letter, Bromwich requested the Senate Judiciary Committee grant McCabe immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony because of his criminal referral.

If McCabe is not granted immunity, he will invoke his 5th Amendment privilege, said Bromwich.

Fox News Senate reporter, Chad Pergram reported McCabe indeed invoked his 5th Amendment rights and was a no-show Monday.

Also absent from the Congressional hearing was fired FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Pergram reported: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) notes they invited former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify at IG hrng. Grassley says McCabe invoked the 5th.

Even though McCabe invoked his 5th Amendment rights, lawmakers can still issue him a subpoena and ultimately threaten contempt charges.

 

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22:15

Wolfgang Halbig has stunning evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School was closed months before massacre "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We are told that on December 14, 2012, a lone gunman, Adam Lanza, went to Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) in Newtown, Connecticut, where in the space of 11 minutes, shot and killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults. We are Continue reading

22:04

WTH? IG Withholding Additional Anti-Trump Text Messages From Lisa Page to Andrew McCabe From Public "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed in a Congressional hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday there are additional anti-Trump text messages from Lisa Page to Andrew McCabe that have been withheld from the public.

Inspector General Horowitz admitted in a Congressional hearing there are additional anti-Trump text messages from FBI lawyer Lisa Page to her boss Andrew McCabe that have been withheld from the public.

Horowitz also disclosed there are additional text messages between the FBI lovebirds Lisa Page and Peter Strzok that still have not been recovered.

Paul Sperry reported: BREAKING: Lisa Page sent similarly anti-Trump text messages to her boss Andrew McCabe, yet the IG has withheld these texts from the public. Why?

Inspector General Horowitz also admitted after four different attempts, including help from the Department of Defense, his staff was unable to recover all missing text messages from the FBI lovebirds.

The Inspector General says he is preparing a separate report to recover the text messages.

Sperry reported: BREAKING: IG Horowitz is preparing a separate report on efforts to recover missing Stzok & Page text messages from the FBI.

Critical gaps remain, including Dec 15, 2016-May 17, 2017 & July 1, 2017-July 28, 2017. The FBI turned over 77,322 texts of which Congress has seen 40,000.

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22:00

There's Working Class Solidarity-- And There's Also Betrayal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Working class candidates often point to their roots when they talk about why they can be trusted to represent the interests of working families. The best examples this cycle have been Randy Bryce (D-WI), Kaniela Ing (D-HI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Jared Golden (D-ME), Tom Guild (D-OK) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Class has been integral to all of their campaigns-- both as  motivationally and in terms of goals. People in Queens and the Bronx are hearing her inspiring message which is bring hope to communities that have been largely ignored by an incumbent congressman who has nothing to do with the people he's supposed to be representing. Today Alexandria told me


Goal Thermometer"I was born to a working class family. At a very early age, I learned the injustice of a zip code determining your destiny. When I was four years old, my parents realized that the public school options in my area were severely lacking and we of course had no money for private schools. So my entire family-- my parents, my aunts, my uncles, my family in Puerto Rico-- chipped in to let my parents put a down payment on a small home 40 minutes north of the Bronx. This 40 minute drive shaped my world view at a very young age. I saw how just 40 minutes changed the opportunities I had versus what my cousins had in the Bronx. Those 40 minutes gave me the opportunity to go to college, get a job at Ted Kennedy's office, and have some economic opportunity. But in 2008, I also learned just how fragile economic opportunities are for working families like mine. At the same time the stock market crashed, my father passed away. I saw how even though my family had spent 20 years trying to build up some wealth, it could get wiped away in an instant because we didn't have a wealthy community or family to fall back on. We had no safety net. For the next few years, my mother...

21:23

SPLC Apologizes For Wrongly Naming Activist And His Group Anti-Muslim Extremists, Pays Millions In Settlement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Free Beacon: The Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday apologized for wrongly naming the Quilliam Foundation and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, as anti-Muslim extremists and has paid them a $3.375 million settlement. Today, we entered into a settlement with and offered our sincerest apology to Mr. Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for including []

21:08

BREAKING: IG Horowitz Confirms Comey Under Investigation For Mishandling of Classified Memos "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Horowitz confirmed Monday during a Congressional hearing Comey is under investigation for his handling of classified information.

Fired FBI Director James Comey penned 7 memos stemming from 9 conversations with President Trump.

At least 4 of 7 of the memos contained classified information.

Comey gave contents of his memos to his friend Daniel Richman to leak to the New York Times in order to prompt a Special Counsel.

On Monday, Inspector General Horowitz was asked by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley if the IG is investigating Comeys handling of his memos about Trump.

Horowitz replied in the affirmative.

Yes, were investigating it and will produce a report on it.

Story developing

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21:00

Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: Overcoming the Demonic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night, I joined Davis Aurini, Artistic Layman, and Zalzo (and later, Andy Horde and Ian McDonald) for a live YouTube stream, discussing demonic oppression, alcoholism, transsexuality, and much more. Click here to listen.

The post Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: Overcoming the Demonic appeared first on Matt Forney.

20:55

President Trump Slams the Russia Witch Hunt: Comey and Mueller are Best Friends "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump attacked the Russia witch hunt Monday morning, calling out Mueller and Comey for their cozy relationship, and obvious conflict of interest.

Special Counsels are appointed if the Justice Department is unable to carry out an investigation due to conflicts of interest.

Mueller, Comey and Rosenstein all have obvious conflicts of interest, further tainting the Special Counsel investigation.

The Inspector General report released last Thursday revealed FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, under Comeys Directorship, had it out for Trump.

The Trump-hating FBI agent sent his mistress Lisa Page a text message saying well stop Trump from becoming President.

This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after Crossfire Hurricane was opened and 6 days before the insurance policy text.

In another damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds 6 days after Strzok said hell stop Trump from becoming President, was a discussion about an insurance policy to keep Donald Trump out of office.

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andys officethat theres no way [Trump] gets electedbut Im afraid we cant take that risk, Strzok text messaged to Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 exchange, referring to Andrew McCabe.

Its like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before youre 40, Strzok added.

Other profanity-laced text messages between Strzok and Page showed their contempt for Donald Trump.

Comey is directly responsible for his bureau; Strzok took marching orders from Comey.

Now Comeys buddy, another former FBI Director, Robert Mueller is hunting down President Trump.

Trump tweeted: Comey gave Strzok his marching orders. Mueller is Comeys best friend. Witch Hunt!

The post...

20:55

Trump Administration Secretly Closed Program Helping Refugee Children "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Helen Christophi, Courthouse News Service

 

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) A group of Central American immigrants has filed a class action lawsuit (pdf) against the Trump administration over the secret termination of a refugee program that gave children fleeing violence in the region a path to reunification with their parents in the United States.

 

The plaintiffs, Central American immigrants legally residing in the United States and their minor children living in Central America, say racism against Latinos motivated the administrations 2017 decision to terminate the Central American Minors (CAM) program.

 

The June 13 complaint claims the administration shut down the program just days after Trump entered office in January 2017, but didnt announce the termination until August of that year.

 

The plaintiffs say the new administration immediately stopped interviewing program beneficiaries and froze their applications; stopped issuing decisions to applicants who were likely candidates for parole; and stopped scheduling the medical exams required for parolees to travel to the United States all in secret.

 

Nonetheless, the administration continued to accept money from applicants, including $100 or more for medical exams and $1,400 for each childs plane ticket to the United States, the class representatives say.

 

The money hasnt been returned, despite the revocation of the plaintiffs conditional approval to travel to the United States, according to Daniel Asimow, who represents the class.

 

These are thousands of families that expected their children would be reunified with them, kids in grave danger in the Northern Triangle countries, Asimow said by phone. To be told your child is approved for legal travel, that authorization is forthcoming, and to have the government go silent is devastating for these families.

 

The only recourse for the 3,000 young people whose conditional approval was revoked is to request review of the denial.

 

The plaintiffs reviews have yet to be granted, however, raising fears that children who had been accepted as parolees will be permanently blocked from entering the United States.

 

Citing President Donald Trumps racist statements made during the 2016 presidential campaign, the plaintiffs claim the un...

20:53

Moonbat Blogger Accuses Trump Of Genocide For Immigration Policies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Boing Boings Xeni Jardin seems like shes just a tad detached from reality.

20:36

MoveOn Endorses Democratic Primary Challenger to the Potential Next Speaker of the House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The largest online progressive organization in the United States is breaking with House Democratic leadership and endorsing a primary challenge to Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, who is regularly floated as the next potential speaker of the House.

The endorsement of challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whos running to represent the 14th District covering parts of the Bronx and Queens, gives a significant lift to her long-shot campaign in its final days, as Crowley has been blanketing the airwaves with television ads. The endorsement, regardless of its impact on the race, is extraordinarily damaging to Crowleys hopes for leading the Democratic Party in the House once Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California steps aside.

Crowley has been positioning himself for a run as a liberal alternative to Pelosis longtime No. 2, Steny Hoyer of Maryland. But he had done so relying on an outdated frame of what constituted progressive politics, raking in Wall Street cash and generally marrying corporate-friendly politics with liberal approaches to marriage equality, environmental protection, and reproductive freedom. The race against Ocasio-Cortez has also brought an unhelpful spotlight on the inner workings of Crowleys Queens machine, which runs a foreclosure mill, reaps profits from families who die without wills, and enriches Crowleys friends and relatives.

The blow from MoveOn comes within a week of another setback from the left. After Crowley solicited an endorsement from Rep. Ro Khanna, a progressive freshman from Silicon Valley, Khanna faced a firestorm of protest. He quickly backtracked, announcing a dual endorsement of both Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez, effectively nullifying his initial nod.

...

20:22

Every White Man For Himself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Every White Man For Himself

glen Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:52

The Atlanticist bloc, with NATO as its military arm, is coming undone, said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition. President Trumps verbal assaults on Washingtons European and Canadian allies at the recent G7 summit showed that theres a fraying of much of the arrangement that was established under the Atlanticist project after World War Two. The rise of China as the worlds economic center has created an every white man for himself mentality, said Yeshitela.

20:19

Racist Roots of Empire "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Racist Roots of Empire

glen Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:49

US imperialism is rooted in the nations history of slavery and white settler expansionism. For the Democrats, operating from this mangled, white supremacist consciousness and world view, Trumps willingness to call off scheduled war games in Korea, felt like giving the natives too much, said Ajamu Baraka, of the Black Alliance for Peace.

20:15

FOIA emails reveal Obama White House exploited Sandy Hook for gun control "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rahm Emanuel, current Chicago mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff (January 2009 to October 2010), famously said: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is its an opportunity to Continue reading

20:15

U.S. in Imperial Retreat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. in Imperial Retreat

glen Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:45

Donald Trumps willingness to contemplate U.S. troop withdrawal from South Korea is more evidence of imperial retreat, said Dr. Anthony Monteiro, the Philadelphia-based DuBoisian scholar. The attempt to be the worlds single superpower, the military hegemon, was bankrupting the U.S., said Monteiro.

20:11

Dems Oppose Peace on Korean Peninsula "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dems Oppose Peace on Korean Peninsula

glen Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:41

Its really disgusting to see Democratic Congress members and senators condemning an obvious step towards peace, said David Swanson, director of World Beyond War. Democrats have aligned with the most warlike Republicans to sponsor legislation that would prevent the removal of any U.S. troops from South Korea.

19:58

HARVARD PAYS SALENA ZITO TO DECEIVE STUDENTS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Salena Zito has made a nice life for herself purporting to be the person who can explain Trump voters to so-called out-of-touch elitists. We learn from a New York Post column she published over the weekend that she's guilt-tripped Harvard into letting her run a program along these lines:

We were only a few days into a new course I had developed with Harvards Institute of Politics, called the Main Street Project, where students are immersed in small-town America. Even though these kids had almost all been raised in the United States, our journey sometimes felt like an anthropology course, as though they were seeing the rest of the country for the first time.
The first stop on this "journey" for Zito and her kids was Chicopee, Massachusetts, where she played tour guide:
On a blustery afternoon in April, I filed into a van along with 10 students from Harvard. We had just spent the last two days in Chicopee, Mass., where we had chatted with the police chief and his force, the mayor and his staff, small-business owners, waitresses and firemen about their struggles living in small-town America.

The undergrads were buzzing with their impressions. Chicopee is about 90 miles west of their prestigious university in Cambridge, but when it comes to shared experience, it might as well have been 1,000 light years away.

As they settled in, I looked at them.

So, I said, who do you think most of the people you just got to know voted for president?

None of the students had an answer. It hadnt come up in their conversations and they didnt know I had privately asked each person whom theyd voted for.

So I let a minute pass and told them.

Nearly every one of them voted for Trump.

My students at first looked stunned. But then recognition crossed their faces.
Do you know how Chicopee actually voted in 2016? Here are the numbers:
Hillary Clinton 12,332 (52.1%)
Donald Trump 9,837 (41.5%)
Gary Johnson 1,046 (4.4%)
Jill Stein 472 (2%)
Clinton beat Trump by double digits in Chicopee, and 58.5% of its voters voted against Trump. So either Zito is lying about the people she introduced to her students or she chose an unrepresentative sample of Chicopee's population. (The latter is probably correct. Cops? Firefighters? Small business owners? The Republican mayor? That's not a real cross-section of the town -- it's a cross-section of the town's authority fig...

19:53

Tweet Of The Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

De Blasio not afraid to tackle the tough issues. As of January 2019, styrofoam is banned in New York City. This is the right move for the good of our city and our planet and an idea that's long overdue. pic.twitter.com/iCHybabgJe Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 16, 2018

19:30

How is this possible? Despite strict gun control laws, NJ arts festival shooting leaves 22 injured "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On June 13, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed six bills aimed at eliminating gun violence infringing upon our Second Amendment rights. Those bills included: expand gun background checks, tighten the handgun carrying permit process, reduce the legal capacity Continue reading

19:25

Illegal Alien in Michigan Charged with Killing 14-Year-Old Boy on Bike in Hit and Run (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Illegal Alien in Michigan Charged with Separating Child from His Parents Forever through Murder

Illegal alien Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda was charged today in Wixom County, Michigan after killing a 14-year-old boy in a hit and run crash.

Cerda was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time and immediately drove off.

Breitbart.com reported:

An illegal alien working in Wixom County, Michigan, as a waiter has been charged with killing a 14-year-old boy in a hit and run crash.

Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Wixom Police Department with reckless driving that resulted in a death and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly hit 14-year-old Justin Lee, according to Detroit News.

Police say Cerdawho only speaks Spanishwas driving a blue Honda Odyssey minivan when he hit Justin, who was riding his bike to a friends house. Cerda was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time and immediately drove off from the scene of the crash, according to police and eyewitnesses.

Justin was left in a ditch and later died in a nearby hospital.

Via Reddit the Donald

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19:23

UK Interior Minister Says Was Victim Of Moped Theft, Pledges Police Action "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Getting serious when it hits home. LONDON (Reuters) Britains interior minister, Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem. Moped theft, in which attackers surprise pedestrians and grab phones and []

19:18

Counterdrug Programs Come With Increased Drug Production - Where Does The Money Go? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two reports published today point to some curious phenomenon. Immensely expensive U.S. counter-narcotics efforts go along with massive increases in drug production. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report Counternarcotics: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan finds: From...

19:14

Senate Judiciary Hearing: IG Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Chris Wray 2:00pm Livestream and Discussion Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Chuck Grassley presiding, is scheduled to hear testimony today from DOJ-OIG Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray about the findings of the IG report of FBI conduct during the Clinton email investigation.  The hearing Continue reading

19:06

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen: Well-Coached Illegal Aliens Using Children To Pose As Families "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whats happening now is actually enforcing the law which Obama had let go lax, thus encouraging more illegal entry and quite frankly more danger to kids from cartels. Via Daily Wire: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday that some well-coached people illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are using children to pose as families []

19:00

White House Responds to Southern Border Migration Crisis, Policies and Family Separations With a Historic Recap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The White House responds to the growing influx of illegal aliens seeking to exploit a loophole through the use of children seeking asylum to enter the U.S. . To really absorb the history of this issue we must analyze current Continue reading

18:55

Leaked State Department Memo Advised Trump Administration to Push for Islamic Reformation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Trump administration, as part of a dual effort to counter both Iran and the Islamic State, should push for an Islamic Reformation, a State Department memo advised the White House last year.

The suggestion was ultimately not adopted as part of the National Security Strategy announced in December, but that a so-called reformation of Islam was up for discussion at the highest levels of the State Department and National Security Council underscores the extraordinary rise of a once-fringe, far-right approach to foreign policy. Were it to be adopted as official policy, it would mark a radical departure by directly inserting the U.S. government into a theological discussion that is carried out almost exclusively among anti-Muslim zealots.  

The goal against Iran and ISIS is to break eachs brand and Islamic extremism, reads the document, which was obtained by The Intercept. In seeking a public diplomacy means for undermining the ideological basis for supporting the current Iranian or ISIS structures, an emphasis on Islamic Reformation should factor in heavily.

The document, on the subject of ideological competition, was submitted to the White House National Security Council by the State Department Policy Planning Staff in the summer of 2017 a period in which the NSC was drafting the Trump administrations National Security Strategy. The State Department at the time was helmed by Rex Tillerson, who distanced himself from President Donald Trumps anti-Islam rhetoric. Mike Pompeo assumed leadership in April, and his track record as an anti-Muslim ideologue has many worried about the State Departments approach to Islam.

A State Department official confirmed the authenticity of the memo and told The Intercept that the paper was one of dozens of documents that helped inform the framing of the National Security Strategy. As with all pre-decisional documents designed to stimulate discussion, a healthy dose of skepticism is appropriate as to how much of a single thought or phrase from the document survived debate and discussion, the official wrote. Islamic Reformation is a phrase that has been used and debated by analysts of Muslim world for decades, and was used in the article as an histo...

18:42

Supreme Court Duck Major Ruling On Partisan Gerrymandering "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped a pair of landmark partisan gerrymandering challenges Monday, declining to find politically driven line-drawing during the decennial redistricting process violates the Constitution. The first decision, Gill v. Whitford, arose from Wisconsin, where a coalition of Democratic voters challenged the entire state legislature map, which is tailored to []

18:33

John Pilger: The Persecution of Julian Assange Must End + Transcript "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger WSWS on Jun 18, 2018 Hundreds of people participated in Sundays demonstration in Sydney Town Hall Square to demand Julian Assanges safe return to Australia. The rally, organized by the Socialist Equality Party, featured speeches from SEP Australia national secretary James Cogan and independent journalist and filmmaker John Pilger. Vision []

18:30

President Trump Meets With National Space Council "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump delivers remarks at a meeting with the National Space Council:

18:23

Predictable: Fake News Media Defends Germany After Trump Tweets Out on Migrant Crime "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her policy of unlimited immigration.

President Trump does not want those same policies for America.

It the liberal media about an hour to attack President Trump and defend Germany.

CNN sites a study that shows crime fell in Germany last year.

But CNN does not mention that foreigners committed 30% of the crimes or that anti-Semitic crime is up in the country.

Here are more statistics on German migrant crime and terrorist actions.

Germany, a country of 80 million, received over one million migrants and unvetted refugees in 2015. Chancellor Angela Merkel expected another million migrants in 2016.


German leftists greet Muslim refugees to Germany with cheers.

In 2016 Islamic extremists...

18:22

Georgia Tech Prof: If You Dont Like Harvards Discriminatory Admissions Policy, Dont Go "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In other words, keep out people whove rightly earned a place out because they dont like their race. Present-day left, gotta love the hypocrisy. Via Daily Caller: A Georgia Tech professor said Friday on Twitter that if you dont like Harvards admissions policy, dont go to Harvard. Georgia Tech public policy professor Milton Mueller was []

18:10

Union-Busting by Planned Parenthood in Colorado "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A shadow from a chain link fence falls across the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (source)

by Gaius Publius

Planned Parenthood, via its Action Fund (PAC), is one of the cornerstones of the Democratic coalition, both in standing up for the Democratic Party and being stood up for by the Democratic Party.

The national Action Fund has come under fire in intra-Party disputes. It endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders while admitting that "both [are] good on reproductive health." That's certainly a choice they get to make.

In addition, they made sure Sanders came under their fire when he called Planned Parenthood (meaning the Action Fund, not the health care organization) "part of the establishment":
Planned Parenthood and other progressive groups are calling out Bernie Sanders for referring to them as "part of the establishment," saying the Vermont senator needs to show a more explicit commitment to women's reproductive health.

"It's a little ridiculous to call an organization Congress and Republican presidential candidates have spent six months attacking establishment especially when Planned Parenthood health centers are out there every day ensuring millions of often marginalized Americans have access to basic reproductive health care, Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund told POLITICO in an email.
Notice the switch in terms: The Action Fund, which was criticized for its political leanings in an intra-Party dispute, claimed Sanders didn't show enough of support for the non-political health care part of the organization all while the Action Fund, in its Clinton endorsement, was praising Sanders as just as good on reproductive health issues as...

18:00

Trump Supporter Disrupts Robert De Niros Musical With Keep America Great Flag "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Wire: Robert De Niro hasnt made a decent movie in years (unless you consider Dirty Grandpa a good flick). So, in order to get press, De Niro has been on a tear about President Trump. Hes gone to great lengths to shock: at the most recent Tony Awards, where he was giving out []

17:54

What if Organized Crime Runs the World? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It's a question I ask myself every once in a while: how influential is organized crime? Can it bring about the fall of governments in places like Italy or Mexico? I read once that parts of the World Trade Organization charter had been modified to benefit organized crime; is that plausible? And so on. So I read with interest this interview with Alex Perry, author of a recent book about the Ndrangheta (Calabrian Mafia):

Theres obviously a lot of chaos in Italy right now with the government. And theres been a lot of chaos in Italy politically for a very, very long time. For much of the postwar era, I mean. To what degree do you attribute the Italian states inability to really get a handle on organized crime to that general political chaos?

There are two dynamics there. The mob thrives on chaos. It likes chaos. It likes to be the alternative authority that you go to because you cant get anything done through the legitimate state. For that very reason, I think theres no doubt that it promotes that chaos. It likes civic distrust. It likes cynicism. It can profit from that. I think the great tragedy of Italy is that, to a large extent, its kind of succeeded. It plays on the divide between north and south Italy. It plays on the idea that Italy has never really coalesced as a single unit but is terribly regional and terribly factional. And at the heart of that is a hole at the heart of Italy, where there should be a center and established certainty and facts. Theres a vacuum.

Theres a famous bomb attack, for instance, in Rome in 1971. To this day, nobody knows who did that, and there are both fascists and communists serving time for the same bomb attack. Thats the real tragedy of Italy. Nobody knows whats true. And in that environment of distrust, the mob thrives, because you cant really point at them and say with certainty, That guys a criminal. Because hes pretending to be something else and everybodys pretending to be something else, and therefore nobodys to be trusted. In that kind of atmosphere, where its difficult to distinguish right and wrong, wrong can thrive. And wrong can paint itself as the righteous champions of southern resistance to northern domination.

The whole thing about the mafia is its a massive lie. There is no honor to the men of honor. Theres no righteousness. They dont care about the rights of southerners. They dont care about the economy. They are parasites. They are predators, but theyve managed to create this myth around themselves of, as I say, men of honor. Its that uncertainty in Italy that allows them to persist.

17:33

DHS Sec Defends Trump Migrant Policy From Irresponsible Press "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen hit back on Sunday against irresponsible and unproductive misreporting by the media on the Trump administrations border policies. This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop, tweeted Nielsen. It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are []

17:14

Part 2 The Deep States Last Stand: The Transgender Baphomet Agenda in New Zealands Wonderland "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

article 1

Part 2 of  3  We dont have to look very far into fairy tales to find out that those who wrote, told, or try to live them can sometimes have very inappropriate and prurient interests in child and adult relations that are very unGodly. We jump from Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pans author James Matthew Barrie to see how the Elites operate under the radar, but do very little to hide their deep intentions. Join us as we continue to shine a light on the Deep States secret intents and desperation. Tick tock.tick tock!

By Sam Grothe

Jacindas Baphomet-Transgender Agenda & The Puppet Masters

In Part 1, we established that like Alice in Wonder the Deep State, or the political Elite-NWO-Satanic-Cabal machinery is not what it portrays itself in public life or in the light, if you will. It is obvious there is a dark side to the Deep State. And, this really adheres to the tenants that many of us truthers believe or have awoken to find they embrace the Dark Forces of Luciferianism or Satanism, and they even dangle it in our fa...

17:08

Illegal Alien Kills Teen Bicyclist In Hit And Run "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: An illegal immigrant was charged on Thursday after killing a high school teen in a hit-and-run in Michigan. Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda, a 21-year-old Mexican national who was working at a Burrito King in the area, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. []

16:58

Fetishizing Identity Politics Could Cost Democrats in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign terraformed the landscape of political possibility: Socialist is no longer a slur, Medicare for All is a litmus test for 2020 hopefuls, and Americans are no longer so inured to the influence of money in politics. To millions on the left, the then-relatively unknown Vermont senators unexpected surge in the 2016 Democratic primary (and consistently strong approval ratings) demonstrate that electoral victory in 2020 requires adopting much of his platform and approach to politics. This means, among other things, making economic inequality central to any prospective presidential agenda.

Yet the very concept of economic anxiety has become a punchline at best, and a third rail at worst, among a loud swath of the Democratic coalition. Because economic concerns have, at times, been used as a pretext to avoid recognizing the role racism and xenophobia played in Donald Trumps popularity, many Democrats now bristle at the notion that the Democratic Party should reach out to working-class whites at all. Understandably fearful that wooing white voters might require an appeal to bigotry, its now commonly argued that the Democratic Party should concentrate its efforts on nonvoters of color instead.

The divide between team economic justice and team demographic destiny now informs how different factions of the left, broadly defined, decipher the results of Democratic primaries and special election battles. And unfortunately, this has led to dangerously inaccurate and biased prescriptions for 2020.  

Nonwhite and/or female candidates are praised for advancing identity politics if they win regardless of how they campaigned. And efforts to include white voters in ones coalition are blamed for faltering campaigns regardless of a candidates more substantive failures. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And with a belief that demographics hold the key to unlocking a Democratic victory, Democrats stand poised to ignore the most important lesson of 2016: People turn out for material change.

Last month, The Nation columnist Steve Phillips ...

16:40

Peter Strzok Is Willing To Testify Before Congress, His Lawyer Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Under oath without immunity. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI official Peter Strzok is willing to testify voluntarily before Congress in an effort to clear his name, his attorney says. Special Agent Strzok, who has been fully cooperative with the [Department of Justice] Office of Inspector General, intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee []

16:30

Faithful Yorkshire Terrier stays by the side of a missing girl all night and helps rescuers find her "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Luvs a happy ending! From Daily Mail: A faithful Yorkshire Terrier named Fat Heath stayed by the side of a frightened toddler over the weekend after she went missing in rural Missouri.  The ordeal began around 8.30pm Thursday with a Continue reading

16:15

BRAVO! Trump Supporter Storms Stage at De Niros Broadway Show Unfurls MAGA 2020 Flag "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bravo!
A Trump supporter stormed the stage at Robert De Niros play on Broadway this weekend.
The Trump suporter unfurled a #MAGA 2020 flag on the stage.

This comes a week after De Niro was given a standing ovation from east coast elites for screaming, F*ck Trump! at the Tony Awards.
Lovely people.

Centrist Joe Del Vicario was in the audience and took a shot of the protester.

The Daily Mail reported:

A Donald Trump fan stormed the stage during a Broadway musical directed by Robert De Niro to protest at the Hollywood actors foul-mouthed tirade against the President last week.

The rogue demonstrator unfurled a Keep America Great banner during the curtain call of A Bronx Tale, directed by De Niro, at the Longacre Theatre in New York on Saturday.

The US President and De Niro have been involved in a public spat since the 74-year-old Hollywood actor received a standing ovation for yelling F*** Trump on stage at the Tony Awards in New York earlier this month.

Trump, 72, responded by labelling The Godfather II star a very low IQ individual on Twitter.

During the play, directed by De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks a theatre-goer stood up and started waving the flag at the front of the stage.

It read Keep America Great as well as Trump 2020.

Joe Del Vic...

16:10

NBC News Offers Solution To The Crisis Of Masculinity On Fathers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Their solution wait for it more feminism. LOL! This Father's Day, men are experiencing a crisis of masculinity. The solution? More feminism, says @nberlat https://t.co/2wVck0loV7 NBC News THINK (@NBCNewsTHINK) June 17, 2018

15:32

White House Deputy Press Secretary: Democrat Policies Put Drug Cartels and Child Smugglers in Business (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidly joined FOX and Friends on Monday morning to discuss the uproar Democrat media hysterics over the detention of illegal children.

This is the latest theatrics coming from the Democrat Party since the Russia witch hunt fell apart.

Hogan Gidly put the blame squarely on the pro-cartel Democrat Party.

Hogan Gidly: Lets be clear about what theyre asking us to understand and believe. Democrats are saying you cant deport them, you cant detain them, you cant prosecute them. The only thing you can do per a Democrat is to release them into the interior without any ramification for what theyve done by breaking our laws. Its absolutely incredible The Democrats policies put the drug cartels in business. They raking in money hand over fist sending people to this country carrying drugs. And also the child smuggling industry. International child smuggling is up.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post White House Deputy Press Secretary: Democrat Policies Put Drug Cartels and Child Smugglers in Business (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:03

Catholic Bishops Condemn Trumps Immigration Policies As Immoral, Suggest Canonical Penalties For Catholics Involved In Implementing Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Where were these guys during the Obama administration? Via WaPo: Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Wednesday escalated their criticism of the Trump administrations immigration policies, calling new asylum-limiting rules immoral and rhetorically comparing the crackdown to abortion by saying it is a a right-to-life issue. One bishop from the U.S.-Mexico border region reportedly suggested canonical []

15:00

Terror House Magazine Needs Your Help "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In barely a month of operation, Terror House Magazine has continued to grow at a massive pace. Traffic continues to increase to the point where it will soon overtake MattForney.com, and were now able to publish ten original works per week (two each on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and one each for the rest of the days). As of this writing, weve published 54 submissions from 50 different writers, including 13 short stories, 15 poetry submissions, 21 literary nonfiction pieces, and three analysis/criticism pieces. Weve also attracted a number of big names to the magazine, including Jay Dyer, Adam Piggott, Sean Kilpatrick, Colin Liddell, Larsen Halleck, and many more.

Weve also been receiving manuscripts for the launch of Terror House Press, including one manuscript that may well be the most controversial book of the decade. The massive success of outsider books such as Bronze Age Mindset and The Pussy shows that theres a huge audience for books that arent pozzed, and I intend to provide it.

Because of this, Im looking for your help to keep Terror House growing. For a sample of what weve been doing, here are some of the best submissions weve published in the past two weeks:

  1. Morning Tea: A short story by Pushing Rubber Downhill author Adam Piggott on death, aging, and loss.
  2. If Ghosts Could Cry: A noir/horror short story by David Rae focusing on a mans search for his brother-in-law and the woman who lures him in.
  3. Hell for Thoughts, Ten Thousand Islands, and Hot Hot Hot: Masculine, hard-edged poetry by R.A. Allen.
  4. Hurricane: A short story by Elaine Barnard about an elderly couple surviving a hurricane in Mexico.
  5. Panama Hat: A comic short story by Jeff Nazzaro about an alcoholic and his trip to the supermarket.
  6. Taking a War Bride: A Western short story by Zachary Mulcahy about an ex-Confederate soldiers plot to kidnap an Indian woman, inspired by Charles Portis and the Coen brothers.
  7. The Caba...

15:00

MUST READ: Muellers Bumbling and Hysterical Special Counsel Team Is Getting Pummeled in Court Media Is Ignoring All of This "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The attorneys representing Concord Management, one of the Russian Companies that the corrupt Mueller team accused of impacting the 2016 Presidential election, crushed the Unlawfully Appointed Special Counsel in court last week again.

They continue to make a laughing stock out of the Mueller team of misfit and conflicted attorneys.

Muellers team of ignorant and misguided attorneys really have no chance.  They never expected anyone to take them to court on their fake Russian indictments and are certainly no match for the attorneys representing Concord Management.

Proverbial Ham Sandwich

We first reported that Concord Managements lawyers previously said Mueller indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.  The reason the Concord Management attorneys called the case a proverbial ham sandwich was because one of the entities indicted by the Mueller team, Concord Catering, was not in existence at the time the crimes were alleged to have taken place.
Next we reported on May 18th that the Mueller case against the Russians was falling apart.  Lawyers defending the Russian company Concord Management indicted by the corrupt Mueller team again called out Muellers liberal hacks and labeled their allegations as made up nonsense.  Concord Managements lawyers revealed that Muellers team ignored over 70 discovery requests they had made for information before the case.  In response Muellers team offered to give Concord Managements lawyers a massive amount of social media data from those dangerous trolls (jk) who sought to influence the US election and the majority of it was in RUSSIAN.  Muellers lawyers then admitted they dont even have English translations for the Russian social media posts. ...

14:53

TRUMP WILL NEVER BE A POPULAR PRESIDENT, BECAUSE FIGHTING IS A COMPULSION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I'm so old I remember the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore -- oh, wait, that was a week ago. It was one of the rare moments in the Trump presidency that seemed at all unifying. Here are some results from a Monmouth University poll released last Thursday:

Opinion of the presidents job performance may have been helped by the talks with the North Korean leader. Trumps overall rating currently stands at 43% approve and 46% disapprove. The last time Trumps disapproval rating was less than 50% in Monmouths polling was last September....

Most Americans (71%) say that the recent meeting between Trump and Kim was a good idea, including 93% of Republicans, 74% of independents, and 49% of Democrats. Only 20% say it was a bad idea....

Just under half of the public (46%) says the meeting made Trump look stronger on the world stage compared with only 13% who say it made him look weaker....

Half of the public (51%) say it is likely that this meeting will help reduce the nuclear threat posed by North Korea....
These numbers aren't spectacular, but if you're a president who's struggling in the polls, why wouldn't you want to build on an event that not only thrilled your base but was overwhelmingly popular among independents and viewed favorably by nearly half of Democrats?

Within days, however, Trump was obsessing over the report by the Justice Department's inspector general, claiming it exonerated him in the Russia investigation even though that wasn't the report's subject. He attacked the FBI. His loudest surrogate called for an FBI agent to be sent to prison.

And now, when the separation of migrant families at the border is the biggest story in America, the president seems determined not to alter the policy, retaining it as a bargaining chip so he can have his border wall. This is standard-issue Trump heartlessness, and of course it plays well with the base, although not as well as you'd expect -- 46% of Republicans approve of the policy while 33% disapprove, according to an Ipsos/Daily Beast poll -- but it's divisive (overall approval is 27%, as opposed to 56% disapproval).

The policy is bad politics. Republican lawmakers recognize that, according to some reports.

But this is Trump's style. If you think he'll ever abandon divisiveness and make an effort to emphasize broadly popular policies like infrastructure, forget i...

14:45

Religious people live 4 years longer than atheists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Four days ago, I posted about church attendance reducing suicide risk by half. Here is more evidence that being a Christian is good for our health, both mental and physical. A study by a team of researchers found a surprising correlation Continue reading

14:31

The Big Debate-- Ocasio Eviscerates Crowley In Queens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




At Friday night's debate Alexandria Ocasio forced him into, Congressman Joe Crowley was completely out of his depth. When he promised this constituents "good paying jobs... affordable healthcare, theyre hoping that they can send their children to college and get a higher education... retirement security," it was only natural to wonder what he's been doing for the past 31 years since he's been in office. Crowley and his family live in Virginia and has virtually nothing to do with NY-14, the Queens/Bronx district he represents as some kind of absentee landlord. The district includes Steinway, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst, College Point and Malba in Queens and Throggs Neck, Parkchester, Morris Park, Pelham, Baychester and Middletown, City Island and Eastchester Bay in The Bronx. The Democratic machine boss of Queens, a few years ago Crowley hired a lobbyist to get The Bronx out of his district-- too many people of color. The lobbyist failed and now Crowley's worst nightmare is coming true: a primary challenge from a young Hispanic woman who is forcing him to defend a record that has nothing to do with his own district, just his own careerism.

Briahna Gray reported on the debate for The Intercept. She painted it-- accurately-- as a contest between "establishment and outsider, old guard and upstart, experience and progress, status quo and change." Crowley had his lunch eaten. His "first remarks were those of a professional who felt confident enough to not prepare-- and who realized too late that he should have." He spent the whole debate babbling about fighting Trump, which he hasn't been very successful in doing for the last year and a half. Ocasio scored when she told him that "Its not enough to fight Trump. We have to fight the issues that...

14:17

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

Besides all the children of immigrants who play for European teams, there area also about fifty players in the World Cup who were born in Europe but play for the teams where their parents were born. Thirty-four players for other countries were born in France: 13 play for Morocco, 12 for Senegal, 7 for Tunisia and 2 for Portugal. The Africans at least probably grew up in the same rough Paris suburbs that produced so many French national players. Meanwhile two people born in England play for Nigeria and two born in Belgium play for Morocco. Of Morocco's 23 players, 17 were born in Europe.

One long-term result of recent immigration may be a strengthening of these old colonial ties, as people who have moved back and forth keep up business relationships and friendships.

13:30

After womans death and a sexual attack in a park, Victoria Police tell citizens, Take responsibility for your safety "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Strict gun control laws in Australia make it very difficult for a woman to best determine how to take responsibility for her own safety. Do tell #GunControlNow crowd (who love the gun control model of other countries), why do you Continue reading

13:17

THE TIMES GETS MELANIA'S STATEMENT RIGHT, THE POST GETS IT WRONG "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The New York Times has come in for a lot of criticism in the Trump era, much of it deserved. The Times is often compared unfavorably to the Trump-era Washington Post.

But the Post's Karen Tumulty gets this absolutely wrong:

Melania Trump, the most reticent first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing. She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administrations heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

The statement issued through her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, cautious as it is, bears careful reading:
Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.
... the last sentence in particular is a stark and, yes, Ill say it, brave rejection of her husbands repeated efforts to shift the blame for this to anyone else.
Um, if Melania is calling on "both sides" to solve a problem entirely created by President Trump and his administration, how is that a "rejection of her husbands repeated efforts to shift the blame for this to anyone else"?

The Times gets it right, starting with the headline:
Melania Trump Calls on Both Sides to End Family Separation, Echoing Presidents False Claim
That's how you do it.

(UPDATE: The headline has changed now.)

The story, by Peter Baker, tells us this:
In a statement issued by her office, the first lady expressed empathy for affected families, saying the country should be governed with a heart, but did not directly take issue with President Trumps policy. Instead, by saying that both sides needed to agree, she adopted his argument that the situation was caused by political stalemate rather than a policy he initiated.

... The president has falsely blamed Democrats for the situation, saying that he was simply enforcing a law that they had written. But no law requires families to necessarily be separated at the border. Children have been taken away from their parents because of a Trump...

13:00

Georgias Leading GOP Candidate for Governor Is on an Anti-Sanctuary Crusade "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the days leading up to Georgias gubernatorial primary last month, one of the candidates, state Sen. Michael Williams, made national headlines for a deportation bus that cruised around with the phrase FOLLOW ME TO MEXICO painted on the back. The publicity stunt proved to be an epic flop Williams barely got 5 percent of the vote.

Another candidate, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, garnered less national attention with a slightly smaller racist vehicular gimmick. In a campaign ad, he boasted about having a big truck to round up some criminal illegals. Kemp came in second in the primary election and advanced to the July 24 runoff.

But both Kemp and Williams were bested by an even more impressive propagandist: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle boasted his own gimmick call it a deportation board.

Since October, Cagle, who will almost certainly be the next occupant of a governors mansion that the Cook Political Report rates as Solidly Republican, has been on a crusade against the city of Decatur, weaponizing a once-obscure Immigration Enforcement Review Board to battle the city for being a sanctuary in violation of Georgia law. Hes made his fight with Decatur central to his campaign for governor. But its more than just a ploy to score political points: His complaint appears likely to be successful in front of the stacked board, which means Decatur risks losing state funding for a policy that city officials and observers are adamant comports with state law.

The showdown between Cagle and Decatur has its origins in the start of Donald Trumps presidency. When Trump began his crackdown against immigrant communities, activists in Georgia launched a counteroffensive, encouraging local governments to end police entanglement with federal immigration officials. In Decatur a small, progressive enclave just northeast of Atlanta meetings with city officials and appearances before the city commission culminated in a September 29, 2017, policy against arresting, detaining, or transporting anyone based solely on a detainer request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

City officials say they merely codified what had long been an unwritten rule....

12:10

Portland Gives $96,000 Blacks-Only Grant To Hip Hop Marijuana Shop "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to combat racial stereotypes, the government is giving welfare to black folks for drugs and rap music. No, its not a Dave Chappelle skit, its real. In the above picture, congressman Earl Blumenauer and Portland mayor Ted Wheeler celebrate the opening of Green Hop with owners Nicole Kennedy and Karanja Crews. The marijuana dispensary was started with a $96,000 Portland Opportunities Industrial Center grant, specifically designed for black folks.

Portland Tribune reports:

Local officials and statewide dignitaries hailed the opening of a new marijuana dispensary in North Portland as a welcomed step for African Americans too often locked out of economic opportunities.

This is more than a store. Its a representation of equity, said Karanja Crews, co-owner of the Green Hop pot shop located at 5515 N.E. 16th Avenue, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 16.

Saturday marked what would have been the 47th birthday of the late rapper Tupac Shakur an appropriate date for an event billed as opening of the worlds first hip hop dispensary. The space is festooned with vinyl records by 2Pac as well as Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest.

Freshly coated in green paint and yellow trim, the two-story craftsman home in the Vernon neighborhood has been restyled with signs promising 420 deals and an apparent Garden of Weeden inside the storefront just a half-block from Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Many politicians praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Green Hops two young African American co-founders, Crews and nurse and teacher Nicole Kennedy, for fighting against the current of gentrification and racial discrimination. 

Less than one percent of this industry t...

09:01

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


by Noah

VARIATIONS ON A THEME

Seor Trumpanzee:

"Kim is a great negotiator. Tremendous guy. Great sense of humor. Very talented guy. His people love him, especially the ones he hasn't killed yet. I salute his generals and will do so again when they invade our ally South Korea. My Chinese and Russian pals see a new day of grand appeasement now that I have said we won't have any more "war games" in the region. They love me. People are saying. Great ratings. I salute their generals too. And boat guys. Kim's people stand at attention when he speaks. Me want my people do same. I love Kim's hair. I asked him what gel he uses. He gave me a jar of it. Wonderful guy. Looking forward to building Trump hotels on North Korea beaches. Have you seen their beaches? Beautiful beaches. Tremendous beaches. Kim say I can build Mar-a-lago East now. With basketball court for him and Dennis Rodman."

"Kim say he knows how to hack every electronic device in the world. I asked if he can hack American voting machines in 2018 and 2020. He smiled. Kim has a beautiful smile. Did you see his smile? He murders journalists. Great guy. Did you know they call resorts gulags over there? Tremendous. Kim is president for life. If I was president for life, that would be a tremendous, beautiful thing. I've shown I know the best people. Kim is one of those."

07:00

Inhotim e Bernardo Paz: trabalho infantil e grilagem no contam toda a histria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Na minha investigao sobre Bernardo Paz, publicada recentemente na Bloomberg Businessweek, apurei que o fundador do Instituto Inhotim no s cometeu crimes financeiros evaso fiscal e lavagem de dinheiro como tambm violou leis ambientais e at beneficiou-se do uso de trabalho infantil. Encontrei tantos malfeitos, na verdade, que nem todos couberam na matria. Mas posso revelar aqui que existem tambm acusaes contra Paz de participao no Caso Banestado, uso de notas frias para esquentar carvo ilegal e desvio de ativos para prejudicar os outros acionistas do seu grupo e ainda mais indcios de grilagem de terras, nas palavras do advogado Andr Alves de Souza, que me deu acesso a vrios documentos levantados em anos de batalhas legais com Paz e suas empresas.

Caso Banestado

Paz j sofreu inmeros processos fiscais por no ter pago impostos ou contribuies previdencirias. Conforme uma deciso do Primeiro Conselho de Contribuintes do Ministrio da Fazenda, em 2007, um deles foi resultado das investigaes sobre o Caso Banestado, em que foram descobertas bilionrias transferncias de divisas para o exterior. Na deciso, a relatora revela que Paz remeteu pelo menos US$ 144,840 para o exterior de forma irregular. Como resultado da fiscalizao provocada por essa descoberta, ele foi ordenado a pagar R$ 1,2 milho por ter omitido rendimentos de suas empresas, mais uma multa. (Os advogados de Paz no responderam a perguntas sobre esse assunto at o fechamento da reportagem.)

Carvo ilegal

Na minha reportagem, mostrei que empresas de Paz foram autuadas vrias vezes por usar carvo vegetal sem origem legal e tambm por descumprir um acordo para repor florestas no Tocantins. Alm disso, em 2013, o Ministrio Pblico do Estado de Minas Gerais acusou a Replasa, empresa de Paz, e mais seis pessoas de falsificar notas fiscais para vender carvo ilegal, feito com rvores de floresta nativa, como se viesse de floresta plantada de eucalipto. O caso ainda est em aberto, mas uma juza concedeu uma liminar bloqueando R$ 10 milhes em ativos dos envolvidos. Ela citou indcios de corrupo e falsidade ideolgica para facilitar o mercado criminoso de carvo vegetal....

06:54

BREAKING: Armed Civilians Shoot Would-Be Mass Shooter At Washington Walmart "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car, explains Megan Chadwick to KIRO7 news, as she witnessed a would-be mass shooter taken out by multiple armed citizens at a Walmart just outside of Olympia, WA.

KIRO 7 reports:

An armed civilian took down a shooter after at least two people were shot Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart, police said.

Tumwater police said the civilian, described by officers as a good Samaritan, shot and killed the suspect at the scene.

The shooting happened just after 5:30 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, about 65 miles south of Seattle.

I heard two bangs. It sounded like gunshots to me, witness Robert Berwick said. I looked down the aisle and saw a person running.

Thats when Berwick ran, too. There was chaos in the parking lot, and he said the shooting suspect tried to carjack another man. Thats when the suspect was shot.

I thanked him for saving my life, Berwick said of the attempted carjacking victim who shot the suspect. He didnt look like he had any regrets. I hope he doesnt have any.

Another witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, said her husband saw the civilian take down the shooter.

He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath, Chadwick said. There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car.

Chadwick said her husband was armed as well.

She was inside the Walmart during the shooting with her multiple children.

I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, Gun. Shooter. And I knew something was serious, Chadwick said.

...

06:41

Laura Bush Compares Trumps Policies with Illegal Aliens to Japanese Internment Camps "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here we go.

Now Laura Bush who did not vote for Donald Trump is piling on the GOP administration for detaining illegal alien children.

Bush compared them to the Japanese internment camps.

Apparently, all children of the world should be allowed to roam the country freely.

Laura Bush wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post of all places against President Trump on Sunday.
She was silent during the Obama years.

Via Mediaite:

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel, Bush wrote. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

She continued on by comparing the separated childrens shelter to World War II Japanese internment camps.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.

The post Laura Bush Compares Trumps Policies with Illegal Aliens to Japanese Internment Camps appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:20

June 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #515 "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

Monday June 18th 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

Undercover at the Worlds Most Secretive Society "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On the first day of my new job as a hotel waitress before I have a chance to polish a glass or proffer a canap Im primed in detail about how to enter the building. Not via the front foyer, but circuitously through a secret staff entrance.

It is imperative I memorise the route, Im told by the briskly efficient restaurant manager, who steers me through it, via an obscure door by a KFC outlet in a low-rent shopping mall.

We then travel up two floors in a shabby service lift, past a phalanx of security men, through an underground delivery area, past bins, a staff canteen and along a harshly lit subterranean corridor that smells of urine.

Another staff lift disgorges us into the hotel kitchen, through two swing doors and finally into the light and bustle of its restaurant and gleaming lobby.

It is vital that I take this labyrinthine route in and out of the hotel for the next five days, Im told, as there is a top secret event taking place. The whole hotel is closed to the public, says my boss. Its very important you remember you cannot go in and out of the main entrance. You must use the secret one.

Although I feign meek subservience, I know very well why levels of security have been ramped up to such histrionic levels at this unassuming four-star hotel in northern Italy, because I am here undercover. My mission is to covertly observe the most secretive gathering of the influential and powerful in the world, known as the Bilderberg Group.

This cabal of the global, largely liberal, elite with strong ties to the EU meets every year amid a cloak of secrecy.

At this years gathering? With so-called populism high on its agenda, passionate Remainers, including former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and former Chancellor George Osborne, all took time out of their busy schedules to attend.

Over drinks receptions and lavish meals, they rubbed shoulders with former president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, three serving EU prime ministers and a current European Commissioner in charge of the blocs budget.

Last weekend, the Mail became the first newspaper in the 64-year history of Bilderberg to penetrate its formidable security, gaining insight into the extreme paranoia of this most elusive of clubs.

I watched as military police guarded the hotel perimeter and sniffer dogs checked for bombs outside. Last week, one freelance journalist, who posted footage online of the empty garden marquee where the Bilderberg banquet was due to be held, reported that Italian police stormed his hotel room at 4.30am breaking down his door and pointing a gun at him.

...

Trump Attacks Russian Aluminum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Looking at the unfolding trade war between Donald Trump and the world the phrase that should come to mind is One good turn deserves another.

In the case of the insane sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and Russian Aluminum giant, Rusal, back in April, we finally got some clarity as to how Russia can and will respond to future events.

In yesterdays Treasury International Capital (TIC) report, we saw clearly that Russia activated its nearly half of its $100 billion in U.S. Treasury debt to buy dollars in April.  More than $47 billion in U.S. debt was dumped into the market to cover the chaos engendered by Trumps overnight diktat for the world to stop doing business with Rusal.

Also of note, U.S. ally Japan continues to shed Treasuries at around 8-10 billion per month.  Ireland dumped $17 billion and Luxembourg nearly $8 billion.

While China dropped $5 billion this is noise, ultimately as its holdings of U.S. debt have been stable for over a year now.  What is interesting is Belgium, the home of Euroclear, seeing a $12 billion inflow.  Likely thats where some of the Russian-held debt was traded to.

The Russians likely sold from their balance on reserve with the Federal Reserve.  Heres the latest iteration of the chart I keep for just such an occassion.

Rusals shares and bonds went bidless but the damage wasnt contained there as major Russian banks like VTB and Sberbank were hit hard as well.   So, while Rusal didnt have much in the way of dollar-denominated debt.  It did have major dollar-related obligations as accounts receivable on its balance sheet because of the sheer size of its trade conducted in dollars.

And that...

Its Time for America To Cut Loose Its Allies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US President Donald J. Trump spent the last week or so churning out initiatives that seemed deliberately calculated to set his critics hair on fire:

  • He met as an equal with North Koreas Kim Jong-un who is a very bad man!
  • He stated again his willingness to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin an even worse man!
  • He mocked and threatened our trading partners and slapped tariffs on them!
  • He suggested that an impenitent Russia (a very bad country!) should be let back into the genteel company of the Group of Seven!
  • He topped everything off by suggesting that Russian-speaking Crimea should be part of Russia!

As summed up by vulgar Republican, Never-Trump apparatchik Rick Wilson:

After the last week, Trump is clearly a man who puts the dick in dictator. Hes a fanboy of Putin, Kim, Duterte, and a dogs breakfast of the worst examples of oppression, thuggery, and anti-Western values the globe has to offer. [ . . . ]

[T]his week, Trumps love of authoritarians, dictatorships and his actions and words came together.  Donald Trump first went to the G-7 to wreck the proceedings with a combination of insult-comic schtick, diplomatic demolition derby, Putin cheerleading, and giant-toddler petulance.

He followed that with the Singapore Shitshow. It was a monstrous reality TV event, as was intended. But it left our putative allies wondering at the new Axis of Assholes Trump has joinedthe CRANK: China, Russia, America and North Korea. By the end, it didnt feel like he was after denuclearization but management tips from the portly little thug Kim.

For the American president to normalize, excuse, and ally himself with the worst of the worlds bad actors while insulting, degrading, and destroying our allies and alliances would be appalling in any circumstance. The fact that Trump acts like a bumbling, eager fraternity pledge, desperate to join Phi Sigma Dictator makes it all the worse.

For the moment, lets put aside Trumps alleged sympathy for authoritarianism and focus on the accusation that Trump is insulting, degrading, and destroying our allies and alliances, a view held across the Establishment spectrum, from...

Is the End of Merkel Nigh? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Europe has another political crisis on its hands, and this one could be a big one as it is right in the middle of Europes growth dynamo ground zero.

As the WSJ reports, a rebellion over immigration in German Chancellor Angela Merkels conservative bloc is threatening the stability of her fragile coalition. Merkels weekend decision to veto a plan by her interior minister aimed at controlling and reducing illegal migration, and the ministers refusal to back down, has already shattered an uneasy truce between conservative backers and opponents of her liberal asylum policy, just months after a tenuous coalition government was formed.

As a result, on Thursday Merkel faced a showdown within her conservative camp over the future of immigration policy that threatens her political future. And, as The Local adds, after late-night talks Wednesday failed to resolve the heated immigration dispute, a parliamentary session was suspended Thursday to allow the rival camps to huddle for tense strategy meetings.

Specifically, Merkel is facing a rebellion from her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who demands that German border police be given the right to turn back migrants without identity papers or who are already registered elsewhere in the European Union. The chancellor fears that such a move would be seen as further antagonizing already stretched nationalist tentions across the EU and be seen as Germany going it alone, hurting over-burdened frontline Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece, and has urged a negotiated EU response instead.

Merkel, the longest-serving EU leader, called immigration a litmus test for the future of Europe on Wednesday  but the issue has now rapidly turned into a test of Merkels own grip on power at home.

The top-selling Bild daily argued that if no agreement is reached, Angela Merkel must face a vote of confidence and every lawmaker must decide Keep going with Merkels way or face an adventure called fresh elections.

Meanwhile, Augsburger Allgemeine reported on Thursday that Seehofers CSU is considered breaking off their alliance with the Merkels CDU in the Bundestag. In other words, an outright rebellion within the government, ending the ruling coalition.

The AA quoted an unnamed senior figure in the CSU who said we arent far away from a split. It is touch and go for our united Bundestag faction.

The tensions have been building for years: Seehofer, from Bavaria states CSU party, has long be...

Second FBI Informant Tried To Entrap the Trump Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say that a meeting Stone took in late May, 2016 with a Russian appears to have been an FBI sting operation in hindsight, following bombshell reports in May that the DOJ/FBI used a longtime FBI/CIA asset, Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, to perform espionage on the Trump campaign.

When Stone arrived at the restaurant in Sunny Isles, he said, Greenberg was wearing a Make America Great Again T-shirt and hat. On his phone, Greenberg pulled up a photo of himself with Trump at a rally, Stone said. WaPo

When Stone arrived at the restaurant in Sunny Isles, he said, Greenberg was wearing a Make America Great Again T-shirt and hat. On his phone, Greenberg pulled up a photo of himself with Trump at a rally, Stone said.

The meeting went nowhere  ending after Stone told Greenberg You dont understand Donald Trump He doesnt pay for anything. The Post independently confirmed this account with Greenberg.

Aftter the meeting, Stone received a text message from Caputo a Trump campaign communications official who arranged the meeting after Greenberg approached Caputos Russian-immigrant business partner.

How crazy is the Russian? Caputo wrote according to a text message reviewed by The Post. Noting that Greenberg wanted big money, Stone replied: waste of time. WaPo

Stone and Caputo now think the meeting was an FBI attempt to entrap the Trump administration showing the Post evidence that Greenberg, who sometimes used the name Henry Oknyansky, had provided information to the FBI for 17 years, based on a 2015 court filing related to his immigration status.

He attached records showing t...

How To Share the Toughness of the Outdoors "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Editors note: The following is an excerpt from Father, Son and the Out-of-Doors, included in Frank H. Cheleys The Job of Being a Dad, a book published in 1923. It has been condensed from the original chapter.

Today everything is so different. Unquestionably one of the great problems of the modern day is the tendency toward soft living; too much heat; too much dress-up clothes; soft, highly seasoned food to tease the appetite. The curse of modern city life for all of us is softness; soft lights; soft easy chairs, soft music, and a passive type of entertainment. For a few cents we buy a comfortable seat and watch someone else take our exercise and get our adventure for us. This is strikingly true, not only of men middle-aged men but of boys everywhere. They are victims of the age in which they live. They take their recreations that way because it is the popular way and the boys suffer tremendously. There never was in the history of the world so many soft, flabby, sallow, physically lazy youths as we have in American cities today, all because Dad has overlooked one mighty important bet. When things get soft, they rot. It is this very tendency toward softness that accounts in a large part for the rot that on every side among young life disturbs us. Lord help the man or the boy either who has no resources for leisure hours but the exercise of his emotions instead of his legs and we all say, Amen!

But ignore entirely, if you please, what a larger participation on the part of father in outdoor life would mean to Dad, and consider it entirely from the standpoint of the boy. Whatever else father may or may not be, he most certainly is an instructor not perhaps in too academic a sense, but in the larger sense of life a fathers duty is to educate his boy for living for big, useful, satisfactory living. Such instruction fortunately can never be given in a classroom. It must be given in the world in which the boy is to live and that world is largely out-of-doors.

Sequin, the teacher, had four fundamental rules of education that every father should adopt in dealing wisely with his boys:

  1. Teach nothing indoors that can be learned out-of-doors.
  2. Teach nothing from books that can be learned from nature.
  3. Teach nothing from dead nature which can be observed on the living.
  4. Nature is to be the schoolroom and the schoolbook, unless insuperable difficulties prevent.

Obviously such fundamental education cannot possibly be accomplished by a schoolmaster who is bound hopelessly by standards and curricula and confined to a schoolhouse. Who then is to impart this fundamental instruction to a growing, expanding youth if Father falls down on the job? What a wonderful thing it would be for the boys of the next generation if fathers...

Why You Should Conceal Carry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The best way to make sure youre always protected today is to carry a gun. Chances are youre reading this because youre on the fence about concealed carry. Not only should you carry for your own protection, but you should carry because its your right with the 2nd amendment.

We live in a country where were fortunate enough to have many rights and freedoms. Unfortunately, a lot of these rights are taken for granted and every day theres more discussion on gun control and the 2nd amendment specifically.

One of the best ways to describe our situation is that we as a people arent going to miss it until its gone. By then it will also be too late. A lot of people dont realize how important many of our freedoms are until theyre changed.

The best way to make sure you dont lose one of these freedoms or even have it changed is to treat it like a muscle. If you dont exercise your right or your muscle itll become a shadow of what it once was.

Heres Why We Think You Should Carry Daily

If the 2nd amendment alone isnt enough of a reason to conceal carry heres 5 more reasons:

1 Personal Protection

Probably the most important reason to conceal carry is for your own personal protection. You never know what could happen out in public or really anywhere. Being armed can be the difference between life and death for you and the people around you.

You dont even have to consider it protection from other people because animals can be just as dangerous. Either way, if you want to be in control of your own fate and not rely on someone else you should carry a gun.

2 It Becomes a Hobby

Carrying a gun quickly becomes a new hobby. H...

Summers in the Hamptons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The feeling of summertime abandonment is herethe Hamptons are overflowing with mouth-frothing groupies looking for celebrities, and the Long Island Expressway is replete with hissy fits by enraged drivers stuck in traffic for hours on end. One reason I gave up a beautiful estate in Southampton, L.I., was the inability to get there within, say, a ladys yes and an eventual refusal due to fatigue and the boredom of sitting in a car watching other stationary cars. The Hamptons have now become an artistic pit stop for the summer. The nouveaux riches need art as badly as #MeToo needs rapists, it justifies their showing off. A feverish peak is reached sometime in Julywhen the mosquito invasion is at its heightwith woods and gardens taken over by art installations and performances ranging from the freakish to the horrible. Heres an example or two of the rare and great art that was exhibited last year alone: a man feigning terror while trapped in a tank of water; a disrobed woman submerged in a trough of molasses; and two females relieving themselves onyes, you guessed ita man. Boy, thank God Edward Hopper is no longer with us; he would have died of envy, as would the other great, Norman Rockwell.

Yes sir, the Hamptons are worth visiting not only for the art but also for the cast of highfliers of Wall Street, whose names I cannot mention in the elegant pages of Takimag, such is the stench that emanates from some of them. I was up there for Memorial Day weekend and stayed at my fraternity houseactually, its a club and a perfect place to stay and see people who are not into the art I just mentionedand for some strange reason we did not talk about bentwood chairs on tubular copper bases or carved-wood ancestral figures from Africa, apparently the latest craze of the artsy-fartsy crowd.

Once upon a time the Hamptons were a magical placelike Scott Fitzgeralds French Rivieraa place where beauty, wealth, and birth ruled the roost. The light was special and it drew the artists, the kind who paint on canvases and can actually draw an apple if need be, now extinct. Just like in the south of France, it was too good to last. The ignorant, the base, the vulgar, and the newly rich arrived with a vengeance and bought up the potato fields and put up mansions even the Hilton family would find de trop. Many of these new arrivals were stupendously successful in business but otherwise talent-free, their epigrammatic wit limited to two words: How much? Mind you, the place is not as bad as the south of France because the oligarchs and the Saudis have kept away. Nor do the Hamptons have the crime of the Riviera, as the local police who are mostly Polish are not overly concerned with the human rights of drunks behind the wheel or slobs who spit on the sidewalk. This is the good news. The bad is that every vulgar nouveau riche in the Bagel wants to spend summers in the Hamptons. The vulgar ones used to go to...

The World Is Running Out of Sand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A global shortage of sand is prompting black-market gangs to steal large amounts from rivers and beaches. Scientists are warning that the global supply of sand is slipping through our fingers.

Statistics show that worldwide, we go through 50 billion tons of sand every year twice the amount produced by every river in the world during the same period.

According to writer and journalist Vince Beiser, who wrote a book on the subject, Sand is the essential ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out.

Thats mainly because the number and size of cities is exploding, especially in the developing world, Beiser told Business Insider.

Every year there are more people on the planet, and every year more of them move to cities. Since 1950, the worlds urban population has ballooned to over 3.9 billion from 746 million, he said.

The demand for construction aggregates will rise by 5.2 percent annually to 51.7 billion tons in 2019, according to researcher Freedonia Group. Some estimate that sands share of the aggregate business is already worth $70 billion in annual sales.

Up to 90 percent of the worlds beaches have shrunk by an average of 40 meters since 2008. Popular shores have replenished their dying beaches with even more sand, imported from elsewhere. Up to 70 percent of Southern Californias beaches could be completely eroded by 2100.

China has used more sand in recent years than the United States did throughout the 20th century. In India, sand has become such a hot commodity that it has been taken over by organized crime, which illegally mines and sells it on the black market. The Sand Mafia, Indias strongest criminal organization, employs 75,000 people to dive for sand in rivers. Divers work 12-hour days, diving up to 200 times and making only $15 per boatload.

The UN Environmental Program has already suggested better pricing and taxing on sand mining. They also recommended an immediate need to create regulations in all countries, as well as in international waters.

Were on track to be a planet of at least nine billion people in the next 20 years. Most of them are going to want to consume resources the way we do in the Western world, and that is just physically impossible, said Beiser.

Reprinted from...

The Key Word "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Trump-Kim geopolitical reality-TV show surreal for some offered unparalleled entries to the annals of international diplomacy. It will be tough to upstage the US President pulling an iPad and showing Kim Jong-un the cheesy trailer of a straight-to-video 1980s B-grade action movie complete with a Sylvester Stallone cameo casting the two leaders as heroes destined to save the worlds 7 billion people.

Away from the TV, the former Rocket Man, now respectfully recast in Trump terminology as Chairman Kim, did strike a formidable coup by completely erasing the dreaded acronym CVID or complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization from the final text of the Singapore joint statement.

Throughout the pre-summit negotiations, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) had always stressed an action-for-action strategy leading to denuclearization, as in Pyongyang being compensated every step of the way instead of waiting until after complete denuclearization a process that could last over a decade to be eligible for economic benefits.

The Singapore joint statement enshrines exactly what the Russia-China strategic partnership  formalized in the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit was suggesting from the beginning: a double freeze.

The DPRK holds off on any new nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea stop the war games (Trumps terminology).

This logical sequence of the Sino-Russian roadmap is based on what South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed with Kim Jong-un at the inter-Korean summit last April. And that ties in with what North Korea, South Korea and Russia had already discussed at the Far East summit in Vladivostok last September, as Asia Times reported; economic integration between Russia and the two Koreas, including the crucial connectivity of a future Trans-Korean railway with the Trans-Siberian.

Once again, this is all about Eurasia integration; increased trade between North Korea and Northeast China, concerning mostly Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces; and total, physical connectivi...

The Greatest Gift the Status Quo Ever Got "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Im not saying that 9/11 was anything but a sick, evil disaster. Nor am I placing blame for it on any person or group; Im not interested in wasting time in that quagmire.

What I am saying is that the status quo in America  compliance without question, shutting our eyes to abuse, and forever finding reasons to believe  was aided by the 9/11 event more than anything else in our lifetimes.

This has had consequences and will continue to have consequences, and not good ones. A compliant populace is an open doorway to abuse, and the American populace has set an all-time record for compliance since the event.

Who Benefited?

Whatever the reasons behind it, we have to admit that the ruling classes in the US played 9/11 to the hilt. Consider:

  • The warfare industries have seen their greatest and most prolonged boom times ever. The war in Afghanistan (not to mention Iraq, the War on Drugs, and all the small ones) has gone on for 17 years  as long as US involvement in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam combined  and has kept an ocean of money flowing through the war industrys coffers. Young Americans are still being killed and dismembered for no clear reason, but the money keeps flowing. And every significant sporting event begins with a worship service to the military. These are the times of legend.
  • A huge number of aid agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are drinking deep from the streams of war funding. Ill forgo details, but those with experience know.
  • The myriad bureaus and agencies of government are funded like never before, have more exorbitant pensions and benefits than ever before, and are questioned less than ever before. Concerns about big government are far behind us; this is the era of mega-government. And it reigns inviolate.
  • The Fed and big banks have more power and protection than ever before. Bailouts are made first and laws changed afterward. Banks borrow at nearly 0% and buy Treasuries at about 3%. The Fed purchases trillions of dollars worth of houses and stocks.
  • The investing class, as a result of Fed purchases, has been provided with massive gains in both stocks and bonds. The tax man has taken in record amounts as a result.
  • The PATRIOT Act literally pulled out of a drawer and passed in record time after the 9/11 event has continued unabated for 16 years. Spy agencies are funded beyond all previously imaginable limits. The number of spy units has exploded, and the number of consultant firms has exploded even more.
  • Major corporations have been strip-mining...

Activating Your Bodys Cell Repair Processes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

Naomi Whittel is the former CEO of Twinlab and has written an interesting book about how to achieve radiant health by activating your bodys natural autophagy processes. In Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life, she shares a number of valuable strategies for doing this naturally. Her deep-rooted interest in healthy living was an outgrowth of her lifelong struggle with eczema, an autoimmune deficiency.

The inflammatory process just ravaged my body, she says. My skin would bleed, it would pus. My parents were so conscious, they would even be aware of the kinds of material I would wear because our skin needs to breathe its our largest organ and the foods that I ate. I was born on a biodynamic farm, and yet this autoimmune disorder and so many [other health problems] that I developed over time controlled my life.

So, I have always been trained to eat specific foods and drink certain types of water. My parents never let me have fluoridated water. I was never vaccinated. So much thought went into what I was putting on and into my body, and yet I couldnt squelch the inflammation. When I was in my midteens, I would constantly cover myself with long sleeves, kind of like what Im doing today. But it wasnt for the same reasons.

I would cover myself because I was so ashamed of what I really looked like. It was the spring dance, and there was a boy that I really wanted to go to the spring dance with. My mother said to me at that time, You know, you shouldnt always cover yourself.

You have a lot of friends. You can have some more self-confidence. I listened to her, and I wore short sleeves and shorts. My skin was exposed, and he got a glimpse of me, and he didnt invite me. That was a defining moment, because I had been so rejected by the way I looked.

From Natural to Conventional and Back

Following that spring dance rejection, Whittel decided to try the conventional route for a change. For a time, she used steroids to control her eczema, but the side effects prompted her to return to her all-natural roots. In her early 20s, she was able to eliminate about 95 percent of her eczema using a combination of Chinese herbs,...

06:00

And, Now... Something Crazy From The Fringe-- And My Best Wishes To Robert Mueller "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Almost everyone and every organization has a wikipedia page, right? But not James George (Jim) Jatras and not the American Institute in Ukraine which he claims to be Deputy Executive Director of. And not Anthony T Salvia, the Executive Director of the American Institute in Ukraine. (I did find an Anthony T La Salvia, who in 2014 was an unsuccessful Democratic primary judicial candidate in Maricopa County. It can't be the same guy-- at least I don't think so.) More recently he served as a stooge for then-President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine who he wrote deserved a Nobel Peace Prize.

It's hard to find much about Jatras but I have a feeling he's a pretty well-known figure on some of the fringes of the pro-Putin extreme right. Like Paul Manafort, he was a Yanukovych partisan, paid to oppose NATO, the EU and the West. Eventually Yanukovych was overthrown and fled to Russia, where he still lives. Manafort is in prison awaiting trial and/or pardon. I don't know anyone who's quite sure where Jatras is but this is what he told Kremlin propaganda and disinformation organ, Sputnik last October:
[F]ederal authorities in our country today can throw anybody today in jail they want. They simply have to pile on some charges, try to catch you in some inconsistencies and they can bring criminal charges against you. It's generally assumed that this is being done to put the squeeze on somebody else; maybe they want to throw Manafort in jail, but what they really want is for him to divulge some sort of information about the campaign that they think he may be hiding... But the question is where Mr. Mueller wants to&nb...

05:45

Obama Administration Placed Children With Human Traffickers, Democrats Were Silent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats used Fathers Day to repudiate the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy toward illegal immigrants.

The anti-Trump lawmakers used social media to pile on President Trump, declaring Sunday a #FathersDayofAction.

Our kids, Ted?
So these are our kids now?

Ironically, Dem...

05:07

Tommy Robinson Sends a Letter from His Prison Cell in HMP Hull "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tommy Robinsons Letter from Prison

Via Raheem Kassam

Before being moved from HMP Hull to HMP Onley, Tommy Robinson wrote this heart wrenching, though inspiring letter from prison.

I have transcribed it below, in full, for you to read, share, and publish

So here we go again! Its Sunday night 10/6/18, the news of the amazing scenes yesterday in London are just filtering their way to me.

But before I start on the positives of yesterdays demonstration let me 1st start with some negatives. Let me share with you part of my wifes letter I received yesterday:

School rang me today though, before I went to work and said Spencer was really upset at school, to be honest he isnt managing mate. Sam said to him Im doing a 5k run with my dad, and Spencer said well I cant do it with my dad and ran off crying. He cries himself to sleep. Sleeps with your pillow and ask me 50 times a day what day is dad coming home? I cant even give him a rough date yet because you havent been give any! Just hope to keep telling him its not for long, nothing will change and he needs to be brave to make you proud. He said to me last night Im going to go and do something bad so I can be put in jail with dad at least then I will be with him.

Im not going to lie, reading this broke my heart. The prison removed my wifes phone number over a week ago so I have not even been able to speak with my children, it also upsets me that in my sons head he must think his dad has done something bad to end up in prison.

Before I sit and feel too sorry for myself I should put it into perspective. Im away from my family for a short duration. Members of our armed forces children must go through this all the time which is why I admire the sacrifices they make, past and present.

Im not going to go too much into my case as my appeal is just being lodged. What I will talk about is the difference you have all made to me. When I landed in this prison I was totally gutted. Gutted about what my family were about to go through. Gutted for those who I was in discussions with who rely on me to tell their stories. I was also adamant I would be killed on this prison sentence.

When I was leading the [English Defence League] I was sentenced to 10 months in prison in 2012, I w...

02:51

Worldwide Protests to Take Place on Sixth Anniversary of Julian Assange Entering the Ecuadorian Embassy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Protests will be taking place across the globe on Tuesday as supporters of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange call for his freedom on the sixth anniversary of his entering the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

There are confirmed rallies in the USA, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, and the UK.

In the United States, protesters will be hitting the streets outside the White House as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

The Gateway Pundit will be present at the rally outside the White House in Lafayette Park, which begins at 11 a.m. EST. Speakers include activists from across the political spectrum including Ray McGovern, Marsha Coleman Adebayo, Margaret Flowers, Code Pinks Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese, Angel Fox and Lee Stranahan. More information about the protest can be found on the Facebook event page.

According to a press release from organizers, the protesters are demanding that Australia, Britain and the US abide by the UN ruling that Assange be allowed his freedom and be compensated for the injustice that has been done to him. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has repeatedly ruled that Assange is being illegally detained.

In March, Ecuador caved to pressure from the United States and Spanish governments to isolate Assange by revoking his right to have visitors, make phone calls or use the internet. With no access to the outside world or means of communication, he is now being kept in conditions worse than our prisoners in solitary confinement.

 

The post Worldwide Protests to Take Place on Sixth Anniversary of Julian Assange Entering the Ecuadorian Embassy appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:48

Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray Suffering From Severe Battered Institutional Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For about eight months columnist Andrew McCarthy appeared on television and wrote dozens of articles about the slow-drip of information stemming from the Trump-Russia probe and the IG Horowitz investigation.  Almost all of the articles were sympathetic to the institutions Continue reading

02:34

22 People Shot In New Jersey, Doesnt Fit Media Narrative so \_()_/ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This has virtually gone unreported. Via Twitchy: Exactly. More from NBC Philadelphia: A New Jersey arts and music festival turned deadly early Sunday morning when a barrage of bullets flew into a large crowd, sending attendees stampeding and leaving 22 people injured and one suspect dead, authorities said. The chaos broke out at the Arts []

02:06

Kathy Griffin to First Lady Melania Trump: F**k You, Melanie You Feckless Piece of Sh*t "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Following Melania Trump weighing in on the emotionally charged debate about border separations, trashy washed up comedian Kathy Griffin lost her mind on Twitter, calling the First Lady a feckless complicit piece of st.

Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the First Lady, told CNN on Sunday that Mrs. Trump hopes there can be a bipartisan effort for immigration reform.

Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform, Grisham said. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.

Griffin, naturally, responded to the classy statement from the First Lady in the most ridiculous and petulant way humanly possible.

F-ck you Melanie, You know damn well your husband can end this immediately you feckless complicit piece of sh-t, Griffin tweeted, using the wrong name.

Griffin has been desperately attempting relevancy ever since her stunt holding a prop meant to look like the decapitated head of President Donald Trump made her lose gigs left and right.

Critics of the policy believe that it is inhumane to separate the families, even if the parents are detained. They also point to children who are old enough being asked if the person that they are with is a parent or relative.

Supporters of the policy note that American children whose parents are jailed do not join them behind bars. There is also concerns from many that children who do not have proper documentation could be victims of human trafficking.

The post...

02:04

Kathy Griffin Slams Melania Trump For Family Separation Stance: You Feckless Complicit Piece Of Shit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Examiner: Comedian Kathy Griffin lashed out at first lady Melania Trump on Sunday after she released a statement calling for a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to put an end to President Trumps enforcement of a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal border crossings. Fuck you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end []

02:03

Santa Mara la Real de Aranda de Duero, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A lovely church in the flamboyant Gothic style, which comes out in Spanish as gotico flamigero. I learned about it from this old photograph posted at one of my favorite internet sites, Archi/Maps.

Construction began in 1439 and the stunning facade was finished in 1514 to 1516.

It replaced an earlier, Romanesque church, of which little remains but this tower. (This and most of the rest of the photos come from wikipedia, by Zarateman.


...

02:00

What's VIP Treatment In Prison? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Manafort's prison has a Facebook page-- he's already the star

I hope Manafort isn't the only Trump crony to find out. Perhaps they can build a prison for the whole lot of them eventually. With a golf course? I bet Manafort wasn't happy spending Fathers Day behind bars yesterday. Although I'm sure his ex-son-in-law was glad he was. The Daily Beast reported that "Manafort arrived at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, just after 8 p.m. Jail records listed him as a prisoner in a 'VIP' housing unit at the 500-bed prison. The move came after prosecutors alleged Manafort engaged in witness tampering ahead of his upcoming trial on conspiracy and money-laundering charges."

It's hard getting a story out of this-- since no one can talk to Manafort at this point-- but CNN tried, even if it was about colors. "Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. Inside the van sat former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The white van had left the federal courthouse in downtown Washington, DC, with Manafort inside three hours earlier."
In the federal system, there is no mugshot nor perp walk. If he's found guilty and sent to prison for the amount of time prosecutors hope, the 69-year-old man may never be seen outside again.
...

01:56

CHARLIE KIRK at TPUSAs Womens Leadership Summit: Women Are Shaping the Greatest Presidency in Modern US History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post from the TPUSA Womens Leadership Summit


Charlie Kirk at Turning Point USAs Young Womens Leadership Summit 2018:

An Unprecedented Number of Female Leaders Appointed by the Trump Administration Are Shaping the Greatest Presidency in Modern American History

Over 1200 young women from all backgrounds representing 48 states gathered in Dallas for Turning Point USAs 4th Annual Young Womens Leadership Conference.

At the Friday evening banquet, Turning Point USAs Founder, Charlie Kirk, interviewed WH Counselor KellyAnne Conway before a room of politically charged young women, who represent one of the most coveted demographics in American Politics.

This country is more than ready for a female President, just not that one, stated Conway. We kept open the job of first female President of the United States, and maybe shes in this room, Conway added as the inspired young activists broke out in applause.

Continuing with the female empowerment theme, Conway and Kirk expounded on the fact that President Trump has placed an unprecedented number of women in top leadership positions and as heads of government agencies, some of which have never had female leadership before, including Gina Haspel, Director of the CIA and the nomination of the Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock to serve as the first black female Marine Corps brigadier general.

During the discussion, Kirk underscored the vital importance of having young conservative female voices engage in the political conversations occurring on university campuses across the nation. He added, What happens on college and high school campuses now will play a pivotal role in saving Western Civilization.

Conway, who founded one of the most successful polling and cultural trend predicting consultancies in DC, expounded upon one of the main themes that emerged at #YWLS2018, the freedom of expression. Dont worry about being different. God made you unique, so stand out from the sameness. Be it and do it, dont just say it said Conway.

...

01:34

Steve Bannon to ABC Hack: I Dont See Media and Liberal Left Embracing Angel Moms Who Were Separated from Their Children? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon joined John Karl on ABCs This Week on Sunday morning.

During the discussion Karl started complaining about the children of illegal aliens being separated from their parents.

Apparently, Democrats believe illegal aliens should have more rights than US citizens.

Steve Bannon stopped Karl in his tracks.

Steve Bannon: By the way, I dont see the mainstream media and I dont see the liberal left embracing the Angel Moms who were permanently separated from their children.

Via This Week:

The post Steve Bannon to ABC Hack: I Dont See Media and Liberal Left Embracing Angel Moms Who Were Separated from Their Children? (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:46

First Lady Melania Trump Weighs in on Border Separation Controversy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

First Lady Melania Trump tends to shy away from political discourse, but has now weighed in on the emotionally charged debate about border separations.

Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the First Lady, told CNN on Sunday that Mrs. Trump hopes there can be a bipartisan effort for immigration reform.

Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform, Grisham said.

She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.

There has been a heated debate about the policy that separates children from their parents who are detained. Supporters of the policy note that American children whose parents are jailed do not join them behind bars. There is also concerns from many that children who do not have proper documentation could be victims of human trafficking.

Critics of the policy believe that it is inhumane to separate the families, even if the parents are detained. They argue that children who are old enough are asked if the person that they are with is a parent or relative.

There are approximately 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents at the border.

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00:39

Not A Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths In The United States "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whod a thunk? Via Townhall: It is often said that Washington, DC is filled with a bunch of nerds dominated by psychopaths. Others say that politics is simply Hollywood for ugly people. These are usually said in a joking manner and often uttered after coming back from a young professional happy hour here in the []

00:28

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Welcomes Opportunity To Testify To Congress Will Not Plead the Fifth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A letter from FBI Agent Peter Strzoks attorney (presented below)  outlines his clients joyful willingness to testify before any congressional committee that invites him, and welcomes the opportunity to clear his name.  According to the Washington Post: (Via WaPo) Peter Continue reading

00:07

Report: Woman Crying Allahu Akbar Stabs 2 In Southern France Supermarket "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: A woman crying Allahu akbar attacked at least two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday, according to French media reports. The attack occurred in La Seyne-sur-Mer, a Mediterranean seaside town about 30 miles southeast of Marseilles. A customer was seriously injured and hospitalized with a []

Sunday, 17 June

23:56

Activist CNN Analyst Doubles Down, Refuses to Apologize for Tantrum During Tuesdays White House Briefing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Playboy White House reporter and CNN political analyst Brian Karem has been using the briefing room as a grounds for activism, and is completely unapologetic for his outbursts.

On Tuesday, Karem had a meltdown at Press Secretary Sarah Sanders over separating illegal immigrant families at the border and inappropriately brought her children up to make his point.

Dont you have any empathy? Come on, Sarah. Youre a parent. Dont you have any empathy for what these people are going through? Karem shouted at Sanders as she urged him to settle down.

On Sunday, Karem appeared on CNNs Reliable Sources to defend his activism and transparent attempt to become the headline.

I have an apology to make, he started. I apologize to every who has had to sufferwho has less than I do, and I did not come to the table sooner. Im sorry to those people for waiting so long, holding my temper.

The cringe inducing virtue signalling continued throughout his appearance.

Im sorry that I am extremely angry with this administration that has lied to me, continues to lie to me. Im sorry as a reporter that for so long I thought that the idea was to I was struggling so hard to do my job I forgot that my job is to comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable, and ask questions for those who have no voice.

Shockingly, CNN host Brian Stelter actually brought up the fact that many are accusing Karem of attempting to make it about himself.

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23:30

On Fathers Day Danney Williams Calls on Bill Clinton to Take Paternity Test "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today is a happy day for most fathers and sons.
But not for Danney Williams.
Danney claims he is Bill Clintons illegitimate son.

The 27-year-old black man from Arkansas put new pressure on the former President and his wife Hillary.

Danneys mother, a prostitute who lived in Arkansas in the mid-1980s, claimed she had sex with the the Arkansas governor at the time.
danney-williams-mother
In her interview, Bobbie said that Clinton rubbed her belly and said, Girl, that cant be my baby. But I knew it was. I just had this kind of womans feeling that this was his child.

The liberal media ignored or attacked Danney Williams during the election.

On Sunday Danney Williams retweeted a request to force Bill Clinton into a paternity test.
Via American Mirror:

The post...

23:10

BREAKING: 12 Illegal Aliens Ejected, 5+ Dead After High Speed Chase With Authorities "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Wire: Law enforcement officials in Big Wells, Texas are investigating the scene of a car accident where a vehicle full of illegal immigrants crashed on Sunday after being chased by U.S. officials. Local news affiliates reported that the vehicle was traveling at speeds of over 100 mph when the driver, who is believed []

22:53

Gowdy: FBI, DOJ Must Comply with GOP Subpoena or Face Full Arsenal of Constitutional Weapons (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the FBI and DOJ fails to comply with the House Republicans subpoena request, after months of stonewalling and impeding the Congressional investigators, there will be daunting repercussions, House Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy, R-S.C.,  warned Sunday.

Republicans have charged the DOJ and FBI are deliberately impeding their investigation into the the bureaus handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and the surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election by refusing to avail more than a million documents the House Judiciary Committee has requested pertaining to probes.

The FBI and DOJ has justified the stonewalling and refusal to comply with the House GOPs request, claiming the sensitive documents requires careful review before they are disseminated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, cautioining the Justice Department will face the full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the peoples house, including contempt of Congress.

Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night,Gowdy said. Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had [House Intelligence Committee Chair] Devin Nunes, [House Judiciary Committee Chair] Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.

And Paul made it very clear; theres going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request, he continued. So [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, [FBI Director] Chris Wray you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. Were going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.

I dont want the drama; I want the documents, Gowdy added.

Gowdy also expressed disdain with FBI leadership in light of the damning DOJ IG report released Thursday, confirming FBI officials vowed to stop the Trump campaign and presidency.

I dont know what [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller has, he said. I do know this: that bias is so pervasive and everyone who has ever stood in front of a jury and had to explain it in a way will tell you it is the most miserable feeling in the world and Ive never seen this level of bias.

The IG report also delegitimized the FBIs surveillance of the Trump campaign and the bureaus accusations of Trump, Russian collusion, Gowdy argued.

The only person...

22:48

Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses IG Report Preparations Underway For Potomac Two-Step Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow at 2pm. Thus begins the Potomac Two-Step; a generally well known DC approach to protect the interests of the swamp. Senate Judiciary Chairman Continue reading

22:34

Christian Coffee House BANNED From Worship Services "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Between Baltimore and D.C., in the suburb of Laurel, sits Ragamuffins Coffee House. Run by neighborhood Redemption Community Church, the nonprofit coffee shop opened with the intention of serving the community as well as presenting the Gospel. Until the city instituted a new zoning ordinance, banning the coffee shop from holding services. Believing that the new ordinances were specifically aimed at them, the coffee shop and church have now turned to Alliance Defending Freedom to take legal action to protect their religious rights.

Faithwire reports:

Ragamuffins Coffee House is located in a very poor neighborhood and seeks to meet the needs of those who are struggling, offering them a welcoming and warm community and great coffee.

Were trying to represent the tremendous love of God. Community is our first product; after that we bring [handcrafted] coffee, said Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra, according to the Baltimore Sun.

But the churchs beautiful outreach effort was recently met with staunch opposition, when city officials told them to cease ministry operations and leave immediately. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, the religious freedom legal group representing the church, city officials adopted new zoning codes with the express intention of stopping Redemption Community Church from operating in the citys downtown area.

The law forces houses of worship to submit to an expensive, time-consuming, and uncertain special exception process that is not imposed on secular organizations, ADF explained. Despite the building being advertised for church/school purposes, shortly after the church purchased the property, the zoning laws were altered.

Almost immediately after the church purchased the property, the city changed its zoning code to remove houses of worship on less than one acre as permitted uses in the zone and allow them only if...

22:32

Seven Democrats Pull Publicity Stunt, Show Up At Immigration Center, Demand To Be Let In "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This group of angry lawmakers from New Jersey and New York attempts to gain access to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in New Jersey https://t.co/Ku7KsJsMfR pic.twitter.com/r7Lu1qlHnq CNN (@CNN) June 17, 2018 Idiots actually have to have cops called upon because theyre so obnoxious to the poor employers, trying to cook up a political []

22:25

Cte dIvoire Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Hadara Mamadou? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hadara Mamadou was appointed to be ambassador to the United States from Cte dIvoire on February 28, 2018, and he presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on March 28, 2018. He replaced Daouda Diabat.

 

This is not Hadaras first assignment in Washington. He previously served as commercial counselor and director of Cte dIvoires economic office at the embassy there.

 

Hadara is president of the think tank Cercle Libral de Cte dIvoire. He also has served as chairman of the board of SONITRA (Socit nationale  ivoirienne  de travaux), a public-private partnership that undertakes public works projects, such as roads, bridges and other infrastructure, in Cte dIvoire.

 

Haidara is married to Assata Keita Haidara.

-Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Haidara Mamadou New Ambassador of Cte d'Ivoire to the United States (Abidjan.net)

White House Announcement

22:03

Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Devin Nunes on IG Report and FBI/DOJ Misconduct. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the particulars of the IG report and the upcoming week. Bartiromo is one of the few pundits who has actually absorbed the entire landscape of Continue reading

22:00

Michigan To The Rescue? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The DCCC managed to find itself a Michigan Blue Dog, Gretchen Driskell, to support for Congress. Yesterday we looked at what happens when Blue Dogs get into Congress. The damage they cause is very serious. Blue America has endorsed 2 women running for Congress with proven records for leadership in the Michigan state legislature, Ellen Lipton and Rashida Tlaib. We endorsed them both because they are progressives with progressive records of accomplishment. Identity politics played no role in either endorsement. That said, take a look at this tweet from Dave Wasserman last week:




Ellen is the only woman in the August 7th primary for an open seat up against two men, one of whom, Andy Levin, is the retiring Congressmans son. Hes got the family name recognition; Ellen's got the legislative experience and proven record fighting for progressive values, having served 6 years in Michigans State House and worked as a healthcare activist and public education advocate.

The polling and focus groups that have been dome in MI-09 show that when voters-- particularl...

21:58

Joseph Conrad on Our Purpose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, when the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creations cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular; a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view and in this view alone never for despair! Those visions, delicious or poignant, are a moral end in themselves. The rest is our affair the laughter, the tears, the tenderness, the indignation, the high tranquility of a steeled heart, the detached curiosity of a subtle mind that's our affair! And the unwearied self-forgetful attention to every phase of the living universe reflected in our consciousness may be our appointed task on this earth. A task in which fate has perhaps engaged nothing of us except our conscience, gifted with a voice in order to bear true testimony to the visible wonder, the haunting terror, the infinite passion and the illimitable serenity; to the supreme law and the the abiding mystery of the sublime spectacle.
From Conrad's Memoirs, published in 1912. This was then a common notion: that creation is something like a great work of art, and our main role is to observe and appreciate it. For all I know it may still be a fairly common view, although I don't see much of this sort of speculation in the things I read. This attitude even made it into the creation myth of the great believer Tolkien, whose world sprang from a work of music composed by God and performed by angels, made even more powerful and beautiful by the attempt of Satan and his rebel angels to sabotage the performance.

Conrad's theology helps to explain his notion of the purpose of novel writing:
And what is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?

21:34

Gowdy: GOP Will Hit DOJ With Full Arsenal Of Weapons If They Ignore Subpoenas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

.@TGowdySC tells Chris there will be action on the floor of the House if DOJ and FBI do not comply with subpoena request.Watch the full interview 2PM & 7PM ET @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/N74dEVWxg0 FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) June 17, 2018 They finally seem to be serious. Via Daily Caller: House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy warned the DOJ []

21:15

Rudy Giuliani Calls For Mueller Witch Hunt to be Investigated (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday, an attorney for Trump, Rudy Giuliani called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

On Sunday it was revealed in the Washington Post, Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.

The Fake News media is using this story to continue to push the Trump-Russia hoax in an attempt to drag the Russian collusion narrative into the 2018 mid-term elections.

Rudy Giuliani spoke to Jake Tapper in an appearance on CNNs State of the Union Sunday and called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated, not necessarily because of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very very, now almost illegal probethis Russia probe that began with Peter Strzok in charge. He didnt leave until July of last year, Giuliani told Tapper.

Giuliani clarified he wants an investigation into what led up to the Special Counsel.

We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated, Giuliani said.

The Inspector General report revealed a very damning text message from Muellers lead attorney, Peter Strzok.

The Trump-hating FBI agent sent his mistress Lisa Page a text message saying well stop Trump from becoming President.

This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after Crossfire Hurricane was opened and 6 days before the insurance policy text.

Mueller and his team of hacks should be shut down and investigated immediately.

VIDEO:

On Sunday, President Trump once again ripped the Russian collusion witch hunt from his Twitter account.

20:52

Sunday Talks: Chairman Trey Gowdy Discusses IG Report and Friday Night Meeting With FBI and DOJ Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy discusses the recently released Inspector General report on FBI and DOJ conduct in the run-up to the 2016 election and the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. Additionally, Chairman Gowdy discusses the Continue reading

20:34

MORE DEEP STATE SPYING=> Roger Stone and Michael Caputo Were Targets of FBI Informant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Deep State Spying Scandal on the Trump Campaign will go down as the largest political scandal in US history.

As Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit reported in May
At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused of Spying on Trump Campaign

And now there are more.
Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone and Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo claim to have been targeted in a setup by U.S. law enforcement during the 2016 campaign to pin then-candidate Donald Trump.

In a Washington Post report Sunday, Stone claims that he met with a man in May 2016 who offered dirt on Trumps 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. However, the man, who identified himself as Henry Greenberg, said he wanted Trump to pay $2 million for the damaging information and therefore was shut down, according to Stone.

Stone recalled telling the man that he didnt understand Trump, a wealthy New York real estate businessman. He doesnt pay for anything, Stone claims to have said to the man at a restaurant in Florida.

Afterwards, the report shows a screenshot of a text exchange between Stone and Caputo, who set up the meeting after Greenberg reached out to a Russian immigrant business partner of Caputos.

How crazy is the Russian? Caputo asked.

Stone replied the meeting was a waste of time because the man wanted big money for information.

20:07

Were Getting Close: Nunes Says Impeachment Is On The Table For Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyre still refusing to turn over the Spygate info. Via Daily Caller: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that there will be hell to pay including impeachment for top Justice Department officials if the agency fails this week to give Congress documents about an FBI informant used to spy on the []

19:56

Somali Gang Drives by Maine Park and Shoots Park-Goers with Pellet Guns Then Beats a Young Father to Death "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in May a mob of Somali youths beat park goers with sticks and fists in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine.

The mob of at least 20 youths laughed as they beat two men in the park.
At least one man required medical attention.

 

Video was posted online of the brutal assault.

Now this
This past week a Somali mob drove past Lewiston park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there.
Several people pursued the car from the park.

A fight broke out on the street and one father of two was killed.

Police are investigating to make sure no racist words were exchanged during the beatings.

The Press Herald reported:

The 38-year-old man who was badly beaten during a brawl this week in Lewistons Kennedy Park has died, state police said.

Donald Giusti of Lewiston died Friday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since late Tuesday night when the fight erupted.

Friends of Giusti, a father of two, described him as a former brawler who had been trying to turn his life around

Two groups clashed Tuesday on Knox Street after teenagers in a car reportedly drove past the park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there, according to Sun Journal sources who said they witnessed the events.

Several people pursued the car from the park to Knox Street, where a melee broke out, the teens reportedly wielding sticks, bats and bricks, sources said.

Police are investigating to determine whether there were racial elements to the fight, an assertion made by many in the aftermath of the brawl.

Here is a photo of the deceased father.

The post Somali...

19:30

Previously deported illegal alien & child rapist re-arrested in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From US Customs & Border Protection (DEL RIO, Texas): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, previously convicted of rape and indecent exposure to a minor, who attempted to re-enter the country after Continue reading

19:20

IG Report: McCabe Used Strzoks Mistress To Get Around Chain Of Command And Monitor The Case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hence one of the reasons he was recommended for firing. Via Daily Caller: Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tasked the mistress of lead agent Peter Strzok to stay appraised of the probe into Hillary Clintons private server a decision that other bureau officials took issue with at the time, according to the Department of []

19:15

LIST of the Many Criminal Acts of Dirty-Cop Peter Strzok: Obamas Top FBI Investigator and Muellers Former Lead Investigator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Peter Strzok will go down in history as the most corrupt and criminal dirty cop in US history.  The Strzok name will be synonymous with sleazy, self-absorbed, grandiose, sinister, corrupt and criminal bad cops.   Hes become the most disgusting individual in the Deep State and shockingly he still has a job at the corrupt FBI.

The US Justice Department is a mess and perhaps no one, besides Barack Obama, has been involved in more corruption in our countrys history than Peter Strzok. 

Strzok worked in the FBI as an inspector and rocketed to the top of the department in a relatively short period of time.  Some reports believe that Strzoks familys ties with Obama and his familys history overseas and with uranium may be the reason for Stzoks meteoric rise at the FBI.

Reports are that Strzok first hit the spotlight in August and September of 2015 when he requested all Hillary Clinton email copies under control of the DOE, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NSA, and National counterterrorism center, Director of National Intelligence, DOJ, NSA, and US Treasury.

Strzoks apparently had an affair in 2015 and 2016 with his mistress, top FBI Attorney Lisa Page.  Text messages between the two were very damning and show a culture of corruption and criminality.  They were first reportedly uncovered by the DOJ IG who communicated his findings to Special Counsel Mueller who was the Head of the corrupt Trump Russia scam at the time.  Somehow Mueller felt the need to have the most corrupt, conflicted and criminal individuals he could find when creating his team and Strzok and Page were in that list.

What we now know from the Strzok and Page texts are that the FBI implanted numerous spies in the Trump campaign as early as 2015.   We also know that former President Obama was in on the entire corrupt scandal based...

19:09

US Senate Primary (Run Off) Candidate Shermans Hope Village Gets Approx. 11% Of US Foster Care Funding For Mississippi; They House Less Than 1% Of Mississippi Foster Kids In Institutional Looking Buildings From ca 1962 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California native and US Senate Democratic primary run off candidate in Mississippi, Howard Sherman, and his actress wife Sela Ward are supposed to be rich and successful, and sold their California home for between $28 and $40 million dollars [1].

So, why is their non-profit, Hope Village, getting around $2 million per year from the State of Mississippi-US Government to house around 44 kids per day? [2] This is 11% of the amount of Title IV-E Foster Care money allocated to Mississippi from the US Federal government for foster care [3]. Assuming a 50/50 match of Federal and State money, Hope Village is getting around 5.5% of the Title IV-E money for foster children in Mississippi, but they are housing less than 1% of the children who are in foster care statewide [4]. They are apparently housing them in these depressing 56 year old dorm or barracks-like buildings, which were built ca 1962 as a Masonic Childrens home. What are those green boxes? The bathroom-toilets? They appear to have vents on top.
...

18:03

KATHLEEN PARKER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE A COUNTRY SHE HELPED BUILD "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Trump administration is separating parents from children at the border, and Kathleen Parker doesn't know what's happening to America:

As a mother, my heart breaks at the thought of a frightened and confused child being taken away from his or her parents and stashed like an orphaned animal in what amounts to a holding pen.

To be blunt, I dont recognize this country anymore.

... Most troubling is the inherent lack of empathy as policy and what that not only reveals but also possibly foreshadows. The only way to rationalize these events is to view these immigrants as less than human.
Parker says that an America where such cruelties take place is unrecognizable to her. But Donald Trump's America is one that Parker helped build.

Here's Parker writing about immigration in 2006:
... the concrete reality is that many of those seeking to stay in the U.S. are not seeking also to become Americans of the U.S. variety. Indeed, the clear message from some of those protesting ... is that Mexican immigrants are taking back what they consider to be theirs.

At least a segment of those protesting consider themselves to be neither immigrant nor illegal. Signs at one recent rally, for example, read "This is our country, not yours!" and "All Europeans are illegal." "Reconquista" is the word they choose to define their mission, meaning "reconquest."

... the sight of so many who feel entitled to a piece of the U.S., combined with a sense of encroaching bilingualism, contribute to a spirit of diminishing empathies among even the likeliest of sympathizers.

... The country's riches and benefits are not free for the picking - nor are they all necessarily indigenous to the physical territory - but are part of a national package that demands citizenship of its citizenry.
And here's what she wrote in 2008:
Who "gets" America? And who doesn't?

... It's about blood equity, heritage and commitment to hard-won American values. And roots.

Some run deeper than others.... In a country that is rapidly changing demographically and where new neighbors may have arrived last year, not last century there is a very real sense that once-upon-a-time America is getting lost in the dash to diversity.

We love to boast that we are a nation of immigrants and we are. But there's a different sense of America among those who trace their bloodlines back through gen...

18:00

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-29 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: June 11 - Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide June 13 - Yemen - The Starvation Siege Has Begun Patrick Cockburn calls the attack a deliberate act of cruelty by the Trump...

18:00

Bernie Sanders Wont Endorse Own Sons US House Candidacy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Levi is feeling the Bern. Via Fox News: If Bernie Sanders doesnt receive a Fathers Day card on Sunday, the reason might not be hard to figure out. The U.S. senator from Vermont has declined to endorse his son Levi Sanders, 49, a candidate for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, according to reports. []

18:00

How Many Fathers Are Spending Fathers Day Praying For Their Stolen Children? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Michael Hayden was an Air Force 4 star general who George W. Bush appointed to head the CIA. The picture he posted on his twitter account this morning is Auschwitz.

On Saturday, CNN reported that Senor Trumpanzee is using the outrageous and savage tactic of separating children from parents as a bargaining chip. He suggested the policy is "a negotiating tool to get Democrats to cave on his immigration demands, which include funding for a border wall, curbing legal immigration into the US, and tightening the rules for border enforcement.
Trump again falsely blamed Democrats for his administration's actions, and said they could put a stop to the family separations by working with Republicans in Congress. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents over a period of about six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

"Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

According to reporting by the Washington Post, White House officials said President Donald Trump has calculated he will gain leverage in congressional negotiations by enforcing a policy he claims to hate.

"I hate the children being taken away," Trump said Friday morning. But Trump suggested Friday in an interview on Fox News' Fox and Friends he would not......

17:59

Implanting Memories in the Prime Minister "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Richard Power Sayeed:

Unlike much of what had taken place behind palace gates and Downing Street doors in the week after Princess Diana's death, the content of a telephone conversation between Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair about how the Windsors should respond to the fatal car crash in Paris had been leaked only in the broadest terms (they had bickered), and neither the phrases used by the pair nor the exact points they raised were known to Peter Morgan. But when he sat down to write the script for what became The Queen (2006), he had to include the phone call. So he did what was necessary. He wrote the scene, but made it up.

Subsequently, however, the screenwriter noticed something that he recalled, with artful perplexity, at an event in 2017 promoting the first series of his television dramatization of the Queen's life, The Crown. Morgan reported that when, in the years since The Queen was released, Tony Blair has recounted his phone argument with the monarch, he has repeated, unattributed, the artificial lines that his fictional counterpart and Her Majesty's spoke in the film.

Morgan appears to have altered Blair's memory, and historians will likely use the former Prime Minister's recollections as source material, in which case the screenwriter will accidentally have contributed his elegant artifice to the historical record.
Review of The Crown in the TLS for January 19, 2018.

17:18

Rep. Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have Hell to Pay by Wednesday (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Fathers Day.

Rep. Nunes told Maria the Department of Justice leadership has until Monday to turn over the subpoenaed documents or they will have hell to pay.

Rep. Devin Nunes: The deadline is this week. So if documents begin to be turned over tomorrow and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple of days theres going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning All of the members of the House of Representatives are going to start taking action against the Department of Justice and FBI.

Maria Bartiromo: Taking action meaning contempt of Congress?

Rep. Devin Nunes: Well thats just one of many options but I can tell you that its not going to be pretty.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

The post Rep. Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have Hell to Pay by Wednesday (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:03

Arizona Republicans Brush Off Talk About McCain Senate Seat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Term limits. Via WISTV: Sen. John McCains legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke []

16:37

Three Would Be Robbers Picked On The Wrong Couple To Rob "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Three would-be armed robbers approached the wrong couple outside a DeKalb County Kroger store on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Friday, according to Atlantas WSB-TV, when three assailants followed a couple out of a Kroger grocery store. We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that []

16:30

Too bad, so sad: Comedy Central cancels The Opposition "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back on September 25, 2017, Comedy Central debuted The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.  About the show, from Wikipedia: The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is an American late-night talk and news satire program that premiered on Comedy Central on September 25, Continue reading

16:09

Rudy: FBI Agents Conspiring Against Trump Should Go To Bellevue Psych Ward "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

 

Distorted FBI agents, who cried when Hillary Clinton lost the presidency, should be in a psychiatric ward instead of investigating President Donald Trump, warns the presidents lawyer former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Speaking at a campaign rally Saturday in Staten Island for GOP Rep. Dan Donovan, Giuliani argued the bureaus investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the election is a sham.

The investigation is made up of a bunch of distorted human beings who cried when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, Giuliani said.

The Justice Departments Office of the Inspector General report of the FBIs investigation into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State revealed FBI officials harshly criticizing Trump and his supporters, and even cried when Clinton lost.

Imagine FBI agents and prosecutors crying when Hillary Clinton wasnt elected. I think if I could get those pictures of them crying, the former New York mayor said, mocking the anti-Trump bias of the bureaus leadership. Ahhhhh we want Hillary! Whats going to happen! I need a psychiatrist!

Wackadoodles. Instead of investigating President Trump, they should go to Bellevue, Giuliani added, referring to the famous New York City psychiatric ward.

Giuliani praised the president for standing steadfast in light of the intelligence agencies effort to frame him.

Im very proud because hes got that spirit, he said of Trump. My God, nothing gets him down. But what theyve been doing to him is heartless, its cruel.

 

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16:02

California School To Be Named After Illegal Alien Journalist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California values. Via Fox News: At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted Thursday to name the as-yet-unopened []

15:48

Allahu Akbar! Jihadi Woman Injures Two Shoppers at Supermarket in France "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Muslima screaming, Allahu Akbar! (Allah is good) knifed two shoppers at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday.

FOX News reported:

A woman who allegedly shouted Allahu akbar attacked two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday before she was arrested, local media reported.

The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. at the supermarket Leclerc in the Mediterranean city of La Seyne-sur-Mer, located near Marseilles.

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15:36

Cruz Dunks On Kimmel In Blobfish Classic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservatives win again, on ideology and in basketball. Via Fox News: The trash-talking ended Saturday and the one-on-one basketball began. When it was over, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had defeated ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, 11-9. The game, dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic, was played in front of a large crowd at Texas Southern []

15:09

Sunday Devotional: Our Father in Heaven "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Luke 11:1-2 He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples. He said to them . . . Matthew Continue reading

15:00

Alabamas Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Walter Leroy Moody Jr. is led into the Federal Courthouse during a bond hearing in July 1990 on charges stemming from a 1972 bombing incident.

Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Pat Turner, left, hugs Anthony Ray Hinton as he leaves the Jefferson County jail in Birmingham, Ala., on April 3, 2015.

15:00

Interview on Bechtloffs Saturday Night Livestream: Casting Couch Co-Op "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff, Artistic Layman, James Morts, and Pastor Tom (and later, Davis Aurini) for a live YouTube stream, discussing porn star interviews, President Trumps North Korea summit, the aftermath of E3, and much more. Click here to listen.

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14:49

Several Shot, One Killed At Art All Night Celebration In Trenton, NJ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If only New Jersey had a gun law Via The Trentonian: A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in []

14:40

Happy Fathers Day 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Happy Fathers Day 2018!

Hope all of the dads out there have a wonderful day.
Thank you for your important work.

Psalm 103:13

As a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear him

I wanted to include this Dove ad again this year.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

And here is my brother with his son in Bali.

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14:29

John Pilger, et al: Australias Guns: Control, Culture, Bias "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger goingundergroundRT on Jun 8, 2018 Co-hosts Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace venture down under to Australia to interview a number of experts, including Pulitzer Prize winner John Pilger, on gun violence, gun culture, and the differences between gun ownership in the US and Australia. *** [The second half of Lee Camps []

14:20

Lou Dobbs Issues Warning: If Paul Ryan Deceives Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump offered Democrats DACA amnesty in exchange for a border wall.
They wouldnt take it.

So now Republican leaders want to give DACA to the Democrats for free.
Its how they roll.

Republican leaders are going to reopen immigration and amnesty talks this week.
Voters be damned.

Lou Dobbs warned Tucker Carlson the move will likely shuffle in a Democrat majority.
They dont care.

Breitbart.com reported:

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says if President Trump is deceived by the Republican establishment and House Speaker Paul Ryan into supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will most certainly cost the GOP their majority in the House.

During a segment of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs blasted a plan by Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) which would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

According to the White House, Trump now supports the amnesty deal, though the president told reporters outside the White House on Friday that he would not sign such a bill.

Dobbs said Ryan and White House officials attempt to deceive Trump into supporting the amnesty deal would lead to a Democrat majority in the House for the upcoming midterm elections.

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14:00

CNN celebrates Fathers Day with a father who gave birth to a son "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today is Fathers Day. CNN celebrates Fathers Day by publishing an article extolling a father who gave birth to his son. By this time, your eyebrows probably are raised high as you exclaim: But how can a man conceive and Continue reading

14:00

Is Florida Salvageable For The Democrats In November-- One Democrat In Particular "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bill Nelson will be 76 in September

There are no guarantees in electoral politics, but right now the smart bet would be that the Democrats win a majority in the House, maybe even substantial majority. The Senate is a lot tougher. Winning back the Senate, means that the Democrats keep all the red state seats that Trump won that they hold and pick up 2 more, bringing their caucus to 51 and redicinging the Republicans' down to 49. Some of the Trump states look pretty safe for the Democratic incumbents: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, perhaps even Indiana and Missouri. Democrats even look competitive in 3 or 4 Republican-held Trump states: Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, possibly Texas. So what's missing from this picture? One purple state with a Democratic incumbent: Florida. Bill Nelson has held the seat for 18 years. Trump didn't wipe out Hillary the way he did in some of these other seats. He only won 4,617,886 (49.0%) to 4,504,975 (47.8%).

Last time Nelson ran (2012) he trounced Republican Connie Mack IV, 4,523,451 (55.2%) to 3,458,267 (42.2%). Nelson out-spent Mack $17,125,413 to $7,508,151. As of March 31 of this year Nelson had already raised $13,466,786 and his presumptive opponent, Governor Rick Scott hadn't started raising yet-- but is wealthy enough for it not to matter. He can self-fund whatever he needs to outspend Nelson.

Yesterday, Marc Caputo took a look at the Florida race for Politico and it didn't look good for the Democrats. Caputo starts wi...

13:52

All In The Family: Law Firm Hired By Disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok Donated More Than $24K to Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the run-up to the release of the Department of Justices Office of Inspector Generals report on misconduct by the FBI during the Clinton E-Mail Investigation, disgraced former FBI Deputy Head of Counter-Intelligence Peter Strzok hired Washington DC law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Another Zuckerman Spaeder Attorney, William W. Taylor, represents Trump-Russia Dossier creator Fusion GPS, after being originally retained to assist with subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee.

Zuckerman Spaeder has donated more than more than $30,000 to Democratic candidates for the 2018 election cycle so far. The firms largest contribution was to anti-Trump Democrat Senator Jon Tester. During the 2016 election cycle, the firms largest contribution, $24,383, went to support none other than Hillary Clinton.

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Political Contributions, courtesy of OpenSecrets.org

The Zuckerman Spaeder attorney assigned to Peter Strzoks case, Aitan Goelman, was formerly the Director for the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), but left left the agency to work for Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in January 2017. Goelman has also been a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Aitan Goelman has mounted an aggressive defense to the apparent misconduct laid out in the OIG Report released on Thursday. In a statement to Law and Crime Goelman said Special Agent Strzok did not back burner inspection of the Weiner laptop in the fall of 2016. He continued, saying Second, while Special Agent Strzok openly admitted that he believed that the Russia investigation was far more important to American national security than the Clinton email investigation, this conclusion is evidence of Special Agent Strzoks lucidity, not his bias.

As of Friday, Peter Strzok is working in the human resources department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When describing Strzoks move to HR, Asha Rangappa, a former FBI Special Agent and current CNN analyst, told Business Insider that I have seen instances where if some issue comes up, the agent might be moved to anoth...

13:30

Angela Merkels German government facing collapse over her immigration stance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shocker, not. From Fox News: Angela Merkels government is on the brink as the German chancellor battles her coalition partners on immigration and asylum seekers. The coalition between Merkels Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) has fractured over the latters Continue reading

11:00

Porque s existe um treinador negro entre os 32 da Copa do Mundo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Brasil, Marrocos, Ir, Nigria, Costa Rica, Egito Ainda que boa parte dos jogadores desses times passe longe do padro branco europeu, quase todos os treinadores das 32 selees que chegaram Rssia para disputar a Copa do Mundo so brancos. E h apenas um treinador negro: Aliou Ciss, que comanda a equipe senegalesa.

Se dentro do campo as estrelas, com frequncia, no tm cabelos louros e olhos claros, do lado de fora difcil encontrar quem fuja desse padro. Junto ao Senegal, s a Tunsia, comandada por um rabe, Coreia do Sul e Japo, dirigidas por asiticos, ameaam o padro europeu.

No futebol, diz o professor e pesquisador da Unicamp, Osmar de Souza Jr, acaba prevalecendo a mesma lgica patro/peo do mundo empresarial, onde quem manda, quase sempre, branco.

Um dos precursores da poltica de cotas no Brasil e presidente do Instituto Brasileiro de Diversidade, Hlio Santos, diz que a falta de treinadores negros vai alm da qualificao, j que os treinadores, [geralmente ex-jogadores] brancos no so intelectuais do futebol.

Acaba prevalecendo a mesma lgica patro/peo do mundo empresarial em que quem manda, quase sempre, branco.

Treinar equipes, diz Santos, sugere racionalizar tcnicas futebolsticas, e nessa racionalizao que entra o racismo. Infere-se que para treinar h que pensar e refletir. Tudo aponta para uma sndrome racista que no v o negro nessa posio, mesmo sendo ele exmio craque.

A prpria histria da Seleo Brasileira um exemplo dessa lgica. Mesmo com craques como Pel, Garrincha e Romrio, o time, hoje comandado por Tite, gacho e de origem italiana, nunca foi Copa tendo um negro frente da equipe. Em amistosos ou competies de menor relevncia, o Brasil s teve um treinador negro em seis oportunidades.

Negros jogam futebol, mas no so vistos como capazes de pensar futebol.

A primeira, em 1959, quando o pernambucano Gentil Cardoso fez um combinado das equipes locais para disputar o Sul-americano. Foram cinco jogos, um terceiro lugar, e uma demisso depois de 23 dias. At o fim da vida, Gentil dizia que no teve mais espao na seleo porque era preto.

A ltima vez foi h 26 anos, quando Ernesto de Paulo comandou o Brasil contra Pas de Gales, de forma interina, depois da sada de Paulo Roberto Falco.

racismo inercial: negros jogam futebol, mas no so vistos como capazes de pensar futebol, define Hlio Santos.

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10:00

Obama dressed as Baphomet? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Baphomet was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lvi in his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) a winged, horned, androgynous, humanoid goat with breasts and phallus. (See The Devil Continue reading

09:01

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


by Noah

A few short years from now, when the psychosis of young Baron has come full flower, we will know why. Already, the stories of Barron's "acting out" at school are seeping out to the public. Someday, he may end up in a cage like those children his father rips away from their mothers, only in his case, it may be for the best, at least for the world. It'll be "Welcome to Trump Leavenworth, Barron. Enjoy your forever home. We've saved you our famous Gotti Room."

Yeah, I know there's that thing about "hands off the kids" when it comes to politicians, but Trump's older kids have already proven to be two-legged tumors polluting society. Every neighborhood always seems to have that one family that is so terrible and so far beyond dysfunctional that it disturbs the peace of that neighborhood. Think of the damage an insane president's kids can do. Barron's the one growing up while his dad is openly wrecking the country and the world; what a fine role model!

It's probably too late, but, if only Melania had had the bravery and good sense to grab Barron and run to some far corner of the planet. Now, a good outcome for Barron is doomed.

07:00

Happy Fathers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

  Fatherhood is the job that pays the least in monetary terms and the most in benefit to the world, along with motherhood. When a man chooses to become a father, biologically or with his heart, he makes a commitment Continue reading

06:20

June 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #514 "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

Sunday June 17th 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

06:07

Chinese Media Mocks President Trump: Only Fools Build Walls Wait, What? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The Great Wall of China, built in 476 BC, is the longest man-made structure in the world.

Well, this was awkward.

The Chinese media this weekend mocked President Trump saying, Only fools build walls.

The BBC reported:

Chinese media have mocked US President Donald Trump over plans to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, saying wise men build bridges but fools build walls.

Mr Trump announced the tariffs on Friday, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft.

China retaliated, saying it would impose an additional 25% tariff on 659 US goods worth $50bn.

Stock markets fell after the announcements amid fear of a trade war.

The US had earlier warned that it will impose even more tariffs should China retaliate.

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