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Friday, 19 October

21:36

Firebombing of church comes to America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two days ago, I posted about pro-abort feminists throwing fire bombs at a church in Trelew, Argentina last Sunday night. Its not just Argentina. Firebombing of church has come to America. Q13 Fox reports that just after 8 p.m. last night, Continue reading

21:32

DOJ Charges Russian Woman With Interference in Midterm Elections Shes Not Even in U.S. Custody "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here we go again!

The Justice Department indicted a Russian woman for meddling in the 2018 midtermsand shes not even in U.S. custody.

Another Russian who wont see the inside of a courtroom

The DOJ charged Elena Khusyaynova, 44, a St. Petersburg, Russia-based accountant with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. in a criminal complaint released Friday.

Politico reported:

Elena Khusyaynova, 44, a St. Petersburg, Russia-based accountant, was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to defraud the United States for taking part in a scheme to spend in excess of $10 million since the beginning of the year on targeted social media ads and web postings intended to sow division and discord in the U.S. political system.

Khusyaynova, who is not in U.S. custody, allegedly works for a Russia-based firm that special counsel Robert Muellers office indicted in February for alleged interference in the 2016 election.

The DOJ is making up more criminal chargesgotta keep Russia in the headlines.

The alleged crime that really isnt a crime: she conspired to impair the function of the FEC in investigating foreign involvement in domestic activities.

21:31

Fantastic Robert ORourke Gets Endorsement From Former Mexican President Vicente Fox "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

His campaign is frijoled. Via Fox News: Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who famously said his country will not (expletive) pay for President Trumps proposed border wall on Thursday announced his support for the great American and fantastic Democratic Senate candidate Beto ORourke. Wow! What a candidate! What a man! Beto, you are []

21:00

If You Havent Had Enough Of Her Yet, Prepare For Hillary 3.0 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She thinks she lost because she wasnt close enough to media. Shes got to be the most clueless person ever. Via Daily Wire: Hillary Clinton is giving signs that she is seriously mulling another run for the White House, and a top aide and ally is not dissuading people from believing just that. Clinton has []

20:43

BREAKING: Honduran Migrants in Caravan Tear Down Border Gate in Guatemala Rush Mexico Border (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Caravan chaos!

The bulk of the Honduran migrant caravan reached the Mexican border late Thursday and hundreds of Mexican police were waiting and ready.

Chaos erupted as the Honduran caravan faced off with Mexican police on the border town of Tecun Uman Thursday.

The organizer of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Irineo Mujica was arrested by Mexican police and thrown into a white van.

Happening now

According to the Associated Press, the migrants in caravan just tore down the border gate in Guatemala and rushed toward the border bridge into Mexico.

Video of migrants jumping over the Guatemala-Mexico gate:

According to Karla Zabs, a BuzzFeed reporter live on the scene, The people from the caravan have crossed. They opened the gates.

Video of Honduran migrants crossing the bridge from Guatemala into Mexico via embedded Buzzfeed reporter, Karla Zabs:

Women and children will be let through the gate first.

20:31

Organized Migrant Mob Tears Down Gates at Guatemala-Mexico Border. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Looks like Guatemala has taken action to ensure it loses any funding from the U.S. Stopping the horde is now up to Mexico; this should be interesting. (Source) The latest update on the migrating horde (between 3,000 and 8,000 people) Continue reading

20:29

McCaskills Campaign Manager Calls For Investigation Of Footage Taken By Project Veritas Of Her Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She didnt say what she said. Update to this story. Via KMOV: Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskills campaign manager on Wednesday called for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for sting videos of liberal organizations. We have reason to believe that []

20:08

Ohio Dem Senator Sherrod Brown Accused of Making Unwanted Sexual Advance Against Woman "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) threatened to take legal action against his Republican opponent Rep. Jim Renacci Thursday after the Congressman accused him of making an unwanted sexual advance against a woman over 30 years ago.

The Washington Times reported:

Mr. Renaccis Senate campaign released a lengthy statement by attorney Laura Mills telling the story of a very credible and professional unnamed woman who has accused Mr. Brown of making an unexpected, uninvited, unwanted, and sudden advance, roughly pushing her up against a wall in the late 1980s.

It did stop after she expressed dismay and very firmly pulled away, explaining that was not her style nor why she was there, Ms. Mills statement read. He then said he remembered what she had on the day they had met some time earlier and that he had been attracted to her. Although she was able to defuse the situation, it did shake her up and she told friends about it as soon as she got home. They wanted her to report it but, she chose not to do so because it did stop.

The statement made no mention of when or where the incident allegedly occurred or the events leading up to that point. How the two came to know each other was only explained in that she met him through the course of her work. It said she didnt report the incident because it stopped in that moment.

On Wednesday, Republican Congressman Renacci told the Enquirer that multiple women contacted him and told him they were assaulted by Sherrod Brown.

Ive had multiple women contact me and say I was assaulted by Sherrod Brown, Renacci said.

Renacci said the allegations stem from the period between Browns first marriage, which ended in 1987, and his current marriage, which began in 2004

Its more than just one instance, Renacci said. &#8220...

20:01

U.S. Puts $15 Million Bounty On Heads Of Al Qaeda Leaders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Have gun, will travel. Via Free Beacon: The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is willing to pay up to $15 million for information leading to the capture of two senior al Qaeda leaders organizing terrorist operations across the Middle East. The State Department has placed a $5 million bounty of Al Qaeda in the []

19:59

19:59

I'M SO OLD I REMEMBER TRUMP SPEECHES FROM A WEEK AGO "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Right near the top of its hompepage, The New York Times website features this:



And among the featured opinion columns near the top of the Washington Post homepage, there's this:



Terrific -- except for one thing: Neither of these pieces mentions why this is extraordinarily hypocritical of Trump.

The Times story says:

President Trump praised a Republican candidates assault last year on a reporter and fumed over his Democratic opponents here on Thursday night in a freewheeling rally meant to mobilize his bases support in the coming midterm elections.

In urging the crowd to vote for Representative Greg Gianforte, who is running for re-election and who was sentenced to anger management classes and community service for assaulting a reporter last spring, Mr. Trump jokingly warned the crowd to never wrestle him.

I had heard he body-slammed a reporter, Mr. Trump said, noting that he was initially concerned that Mr. Gianforte would lose in a special election last May. I said, Wait a minute. I know Montana pretty well; I think it might help him. And it did.

Anybody that can do a body-slam, the president added, thats my kind of guy.

Mr. Trump made no mention....
... of Trump's prior criticism of "Democrat mobs"?

No:
Mr. Trump made no mention at the rally of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, who disappeared this month after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul....
And that's it. The Gianforte attack is portrayed as an assault on the press, but the reader is never remind of this, from a week ago:
...

19:32

BREAKING: Nellie Ohr Invokes Marital Privilege Preventing Her From Answering Questions About Talks With Her Husband Bruce Ohr "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nellie Ohr, wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr appeared on Capitol Hill Friday to face lawmakers in a closed-door grilling.

Mrs. Ohr was supposed to appear for a deposition last month but she was refusing to cooperate with lawmakers.

Now this

Nellie Ohr invoked marital privilege on Friday preventing her from answering questions about her husband Bruce Ohr.

MANU RAJU: Very rare bipartisan agreement: Both sides say Nellie Ohr interview has been led to nothing. She invoked marital privilege preventing her from answering qs about talks with her husband. @MarkMeadows sees no reason to bring her back. @CongressmanRaja calls it a nothing burger

Rep. Mark Meadows confirmed Nellie Ohr invoked spousal privilege. 

19:30

Democrat-Run Charlotte Spent Millions On Low-Income Housing, But Poor People Cant Afford It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Looked good on paper. Via Charlotte Observer: Over the last 16 years, the city of Charlotte has spent or committed at least $124 million to build affordable housing. Next month, city leaders will ask voters for $50 million more. But the money hasnt helped people like Curtis Simpson. Hes worked full-time as a custodian for []

19:04

Syria - U.S. (Again) Only Pretends To Fight ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The U.S. occupation force and its Kurdish proxy SDF in northeastern Syria are supposed to fight the Islamic State in its last hold out northeast of Euphrates. But the operations against the handful of towns ISIS (grey) still holds -...

19:02

CARAVAN CHAOS: Honduran Migrants Face Off With Mexican Police Pueblo Sin Fronteras Organizer Arrested (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Members of the caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants reached the Guatemala-Mexico border early on Thursday.

The bulk of the caravan reached the Mexican border late Thursday and hundreds of Mexican police were waiting and ready.

Chaos erupted as the Honduran caravan faced off with Mexican police on the border town of Tecun Uman.

The organizer of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Irineo Mujica was arrested by Mexican police and thrown into a white van.

The Daily Mail reported:

A smaller group walked to the border crossing but was blocked by Guatemalan police. They eventually retreated to await the rest of the caravan. The migrants, many who started traveling in small groups up to eight weeks ago, are covering around 30 miles a day.

Irineo Mujica, the director of the organisation Pueblo Sin Fronteras, who was detained at a march in Ciudad Hidalgo, southern Mexico when he led a caravan of hundreds of migrants towards the US border last spring has been arrested Thursday.

Mujicas organisation shared the following statement on Facebook: He was arrested along with three migrants by about 20 [immigration] agents and about 15 federal police as they marched toward a church as part of a welcome march for the Caminata del Migrante.

Mexican immigration officials claimed that Mujica, who has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, attacked immigration agents and local and federal police after he was asked for his identification during the protest.

The immigration agency added that he was detained by authorities for resisting and damaging property.

Video of Irineo Mujica being arrested:

19:00

Democratic Senator Brown Accused Of Sexual Misconduct In 80s, Calls It Character Assassination "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If uncorroborated allegations from 1980s against a conservative = guilty. If against Democrat = character assassination. Via Daily Wire: This sounds vaguely familiar. In what Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is decrying as nothing less than character assassination, Republican senate candidate Rep. Jim Renaccis campaign issued a news release late Thursday detailing the unsubstantiated []

18:37

Beto ORourke Says Hed Vote To Impeach Trump During CNN Town Hall "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hes a real lunatic. And far left too. And this is their star of tomorrow. Via Daily Caller: Congressman Beto ORourke stood by previous statements he made saying hed vote to impeach President Trump during his CNN townhall on Thursday night. ORourke said, To quote George Will very conservative columnist when we saw []

18:15

These Are The Democratic Candidates Being Attacked Hardest By The GOP's Vicious Cookie-Cutter Ads-- Progressives, Though, Are Not Being Defended By The DCCC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




In 2016 a shady right-wing SuperPAC, Future 45, spent $24,970,330 smearing Hillary and Bernie. Where did all that sewer money come from? The Adelson's laundered $20,000,000 from their worldwide gambling and prostitution businesses into it, the Ricketts family put in a million and World Wrestling Federation executive Linda McMahon threw in another $1,250,000 (and was rewarded by Trump who made her Administrator of the Small Business Administration). Several fossil fuels polluters, like Joe Craft of Alliance Coal and Jay Bergman of Petco Petroleum and some Wall Street crooks like Paul Singer and Ken Griffin and the Linder family (American Financial Group) also made 6-figure contributions. This cycle they've been quiet... until Tuesday when they released the hysterical-- and somewhat insane-- ad above, using Bernie, Alexandria Ocasio, Maxine Waters, Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren as their btes noires. So far the Ricketts family has dumped $4 million into airing the ad on TV, attacking, attacking, attacking... no issues, just fear and twisted Pavlovian messaging.

The Ricketts family-- which made its billion dollar fortune through TD Ameritrade and owns the Chicago Cubs-- has deployed its TV ad to work hand-in-hand with Ryan's new "Liberal Mob" radio ad. Here's the one they're running in the Houston media market against Lizzie Fletcher:



The radio ad is running against about a dozen Democratic candidates so far, reinforced by Hate Talk radio hosts like Limbaugh and Fox "News." So far dozens of Democrats have been attacked by Ryan's SuperPAC but the ones who have been pummeled with over a million each are these:
...

18:13

One Last Time? Hillary Aide Floats She Could Run a Third Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One last run?

Yes, please!

Hillary Clintons former foul-mouthed aide Philippe Reines told Politico in a recent interview that there is still a chance the twice-failed presidential hopeful could run a third time.

Its curious why Hillary Clintons name isnt in the mixeither conversationally or in formal pollingas a 2020 candidate, said Philippe Reines, her longtime gatekeeper in the Senate and at the State Department. Shes younger than Donald Trump by a year. Shes younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that shes run before? This would be Bernie Sanders second time, and Bidens third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.

Even if half of those people would no longer support Clinton in another election, Reines argued, theres no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. Thats multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have.

Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification, Reines said. She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.

Does Reines plugging Clinton as a viable 2020 candidate mean that shes running?

Its somewhere between highly unlikely and zero, he said, but its not zero.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders trolled Hillary on Friday at the thought of her running for a third time.

Christmas coming early this year? Sanders tweeted.

Hillary Clintons 2016 run was a disaster!

Clinton could barely walk up a set of stairs.

Hillary coughed her way through her camp...

18:12

Max Blumenthal: Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad Part 1: Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge TheRealNews on Oct 18, 2018 Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFFs []

18:08

Watch: Nikki Haley Roasts Elizabeth Warren For Failing DNA Test "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nikki Haley mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Thursday during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner: "I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test." pic.twitter.com/mOY11nEotY Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 19, 2018 Nicely done. Via Daily Wire: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made []

17:57

South Carolina Is Lobbying to Allow Discrimination Against Jewish Parents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Henry Dargan McMaster, left, during a press conference in Hanahan, S.C., on Feb. 15, 2016.

17:40

Hurricane Michael Could Change Results in Florida "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

According to the official results at the New York Times, Donald Trump carried Florida in the 2016 presidential election by 112,911 votes. Considering that nearly ten million votes were cast, thats not a very large number. It came out to a 1.2 percent advantage. The 2012 election was even closer, with President Obama eking out a 0.8 percent victory over Mitt Romney by 74,309 votes. And, of course, we all remember 2000 when Al Gore lost the official count by a mere 537 votes.

Republicans always rack up a lot of their votes in the Florida panhandle and thats precisely where Hurricane Michael made landfall. Much of the area is devastated and still without power or cell phone service. And thats going to have some impact on turnout in the area which could prove decisive in both the statewide U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests. Understandably, the states government is concerned.

Floridas secretary of state, Ken Detzner, said in a statement it was his number one priority that all registered voters, first responders and volunteers in affected areas are able to cast their vote safely and securely without any barriers.

The New York Times reports that the following counties are the ones suffering the worst fallout from the storm, and we can see that they collectively favored Trump by a wide margin.

Bay Co.- Trump 62,194, Clinton 21,797, Net: Trump +40,397
Gulf Co.- Trump 5,329, Clinton 1,720, Net: Trump +3,609
Franklin Co.- Trump 4,125, Clinton 1,744, Net: Trump +2,381
Calhoun Co.- Trump 4,655, Clinton 1,241, Net: Trump +3,414
Liberty Co.- Trump 2,543, Clinton 651, Net: Trump +1,892
Gadsden Co.- Trump 6,728, Clinton 15,020, Net: Clinton +8,292

Total Net Votes: Trump +43,401

These counties supplied Trump with 38 percent of his statewide margin of victory and you can bet that Governor Rick Scott, who is running for Senate, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor, are both frantic to get those votes. As for the Democratic candidates, they surely want to see good turnout in Gadsden County.

In a state known for its tight election results, depressed turnout in the Panhandle could easily make the difference between victory and defea...

A Laurel Oak Punctures the Climate Change Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you put your tropical fish tank on top of a radiator in winter, eventually youll be finding Nemo dead because the sudden fluctuations in water temperature will kill him. Changes in environment put stress on lifeforms that have evolved and adapted to succeed based on the collective experiences of their predecessors. Not all stress is fatal, of course, but its generally unpleasant and unwelcome.

For example, maybe youve been operating tour boats along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina for decades and suddenly realize that to keep barnacles from attaching to your boat you need to invest in an expensive antifouling paint. Maybe youre having to deal with flooding from the river that is more frequent and extensive than anything you needed to worry about before. Maybe the river is suddenly brackish enough to support saltwater fish far upstream from the ocean.

Climate change causes problems irrespective of its causes, but it should be clear that God is not responsible for creating hog waste lagoons all across North Carolina or for storing coal ash in flood zones. If people want to protect their waterways from toxic pollution, they have a responsibility to use their brains rather than banking on divine benevolence.

Republicans havent always been in the business of denying climate change. Only ten years ago, John McCain and Sarah Palin ran a presidential campaign that included a plan for addressing the problem. Soon after their defeat, however, the Party was hijacked by energy lobbyists who have used every available resource, from the cable news to the pulpits, to raise doubt about whether the climate is changing and whether we can or should do anything about it even if it is.

The result can be seen everywhere, including in the areas recently ravaged by Hurricane Florence.

Plenty of residents in North Carolinas southeastern corner still reject the science, attributing changing weather patterns to God and the cycle of nature. A group of college students fishing off a pier on the barrier island of Wrightsville Beach last week called climate change a load of crap. A surfer taking advantage of Hurricane Michaels turbulent waves dismissed it as propaganda. A sunburned construction worker said its not worth worrying about because God takes care of it.

...

Trump's Worst Crime Yet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Many of Donald Trumps crimes have been committed in plain sight, like his fraudulent Trump University and his naked efforts to obstruct the Russia investigation. He famously bragged about sexually assaulting women. But until now there hasnt been a whiff of murder in his past.

Trump couldnt be more obvious about the fact that he does not want the world to conclude that the Saudi government sent a kill team to Istanbul to torture and chop up an American resident who was simply visiting their consulate to obtain papers he needed to get married.

His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior Turkish official on Wednesday.

Mr. Khashoggi was dead within minutes, and within two hours the killers were gone, the recordings suggested

A team of 15 Saudi agents, some with ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was waiting for Mr. Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate the moment he arrived, at about 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 2.

After he was shown into the office of the Saudi consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi, the agents seized Mr. Khashoggi almost immediately and began to beat and torture him, eventually cutting off his fingers, the senior Turkish official said.

Do this outside. You will put me in trouble, Mr. al-Otaibi, the consul, told them, according to the Turkish official and a report in the Turkish newspaper Yeni S...

We're Voting in the Eye of the Russia Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In this era of fragmented and social media, I think people live in the present more than ever, which is why I dont think the Russia investigation is going to have much of an impact on the midterm elections. After winning convictions against Paul Manafort and securing his cooperation around Labor Day, the special counsels office has kept their promise to maintain a low profile while the public is voting.  As a result, the president has almost completely dropped the topic and there has been little news to report.

Its difficult to know which party this will benefit the most. There have been indications that the electorate is more engaged on other issues and that the Democrats were doing better when talking about issues like health care than about Russia.  Perhaps theyre benefitting because their candidates arent beating a drum the voters dont really want to listen to.

On the other hand, if the electorate isnt thinking about how Trumps campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, national security adviser, and personal lawyer have all been convicted of crimes and are cooperating with investigators then there has to be some advantage in that for the Republicans.

There is something wrong with the way this is playing out. If youre familiar with hurricanes, you know that inside the eye things are calm but that this gives a false assurance since the winds will shortly return, often with even more force than before.  By agreeing to go silent for the election season, Robert Mueller is dutifully avoiding overly politicizing an investigation that should be impartial and fair.  But hes also creating an artificial and temporary environment where people are debating politics without thinking about the biggest and most consequential issue before them.  Watergate was a Category 5 political hurricane, and the Russia investigation is at least as big.

Were all inside the eye now, but if you look carefully you will see that the winds are still swirling. On Friday, Paul Manafort will be back in Judge T.S. Ellis IIIs Eastern Virginia courtroom. Hell be wearing a dark green prison jumpsuit instead of one of his extremely expensive tailored suits because Judge Ellis has denied his lawyers request that he be exempted from appearing in prisoners clothing.

At the conclusion of Manaforts Virginia trial, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on some of the charges against him, which means that the government has the option to try again in front of a different jury......

17:36

Yikes: Guess Who Would Be In Charge Of Critical Committees If Democrats Took Over House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If this doesnt give Americans incentive to get out and vote red Via Fox News Insider: In her Ingraham Angle commentary, Laura Ingraham listed the far-left Democrats who are poised to take over the House of Representatives most important committees if their party wins in November and what that means for you. Besides Rep. []

17:35

Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Fords Lawyers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Christine Ford, Attorney Michael Bromwich

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a bar complaint against Christine Blasey Fords lawyers on Friday.

Judicial Watch argued Christine Fords lawyers, Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich neglected to inform their client she could have been interviewed about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in the privacy of her own home in California rather than a public hearing in D.C.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) offered to arrange interviewers to travel to California to give Ford the privacy she wanted, yet her lawyers never informed her of the option.

Via Judicial Watch:

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh.

According to the Judicial Watch complaint, by not informing their client Dr. Ford that Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee offered in a letter to fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford in California, or anywhere else, to obtain (her) testimony, Katz, Banks, and Bromwich violated the following District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct:

Rule l.4(a) A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.

Rule 1.4(b) A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about Fords swamp lawyers:

We are concerned that ethics rules were violated by Dr. Fords attorneys during the Kavanaugh confirmation and took action to get accountability. We already filed a Senate ethics complaint against Sen. Cory Booker over his admitted rule breaking and are considering additional steps to address the misconduct committed by Justic...

17:07

Texas Dems Under Investigation After Sending Voting Applications With Citizenship Box Pre-Checked To Non-Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just an accident. Via Fox News: The Texas Democratic Party is under investigation after being accused of sending out voter-registration applications to non-citizens with the citizenship box already checked Yes. The possible violation was first raised Thursday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonprofit specializing in election integrity, which alerted both state and []

17:01

Native American Sovereignty Is Under Attack. Heres How Elizabeth Warrens DNA Test Hurt Our Struggle. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to the Boston Globes editorial board at the newspapers office in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 16, 2018.

17:00

Liberal utopia of Seattle: Prostitutes flooding the streets due to lack of law enforcement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ive done many, many, many blog posts on the liberal utopia of Seattle and their problems (homeless, crime, drug use, etc.). See the following: Lawless in Seattle: Police take over an hour to respond to burglary in progress Lawless in Continue reading

16:31

Free Stuff! Kamala Harris Bill Could Give Many Americans $500 A Month "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Keep it, we couldnt afford the taxes. Via Sacramento Bee: American families making less than $100,000 a year could be eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year, under new legislation announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Individuals making less than $50,000 would be eligible []

16:24

Delta Airlines suspends male flight attendant for sex with male porn star in cabin restroom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Delta Airlines coined its current corporate motto Keep Climbing, little did the company knew one of its flight attendants would give new meaning to the slogan. Ben Ashford reports for the Daily Mail, Oct. 17, 2018, that a Delta Continue reading

16:14

NIKKI HALEY CHIDES TRUMP. WATCH WHAT DOESN'T HAPPEN NEXT. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republicans in disarray?

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley insisted Thursday night that "in America, our political opponents are not evil," a shar[p] rhetorical break from her boss, President Donald Trump, who has labeled Democrats as "evil," crime-loving and unwilling to defend the nation.

Addressing the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, Haley said that the "toxic political environment" has prompted both sides of the aisle to "describe their opponents as enemies or evil."

... Haley's statement was an apparent rebuke of language used by Trump on the campaign trail in recent weeks, especially in the wake of the contentious confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Disarray? No. Pay attention to what doesn't happen next: There won't be half a dozen Republican politicians and strategists racing to tell reporters or their Twitter followers that this is outrageous!, that it's less than three weeks before the midterms and why can't Republicans stay focused? There won't be a cascade of conservative media op-eds denouncing Haley and asking why she won't go away.

There won't be this:



Or this:



Or this:



I know Haley's words were fairly mild. I also know that shes not as prominent as Clinton or Warren. But she is considered a rising star in her party, a...

16:00

FBI Raids Chicago Home, Makes Arrest As Part Of Terrorism-Related Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chicago, another sanctuary city. Via Chicago Tribune: The FBI raided a North Side home Wednesday in connection with a terrorism-related investigation. The search warrant was executed around 9 a.m. in the 5200 block of North Virginia Avenue in the Budlong Woods neighborhood. A man who lives in the two-story brick apartment building was arrested at []

15:35

Body Language Expert: Claire McCaskill Is Not a Good Liar And She Lies A Lot (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

James OKeefe strikes again!

On Monday evening, Project Veritas released an undercover video of endangered Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill admitting to being deceptive about her stance on firearms and immigration policies.

McCaskill is a red-state Democrat Senator so she has to appear to be pro 2nd Amendment to her constituents because Missourians love their guns.

Claire McCaskills staffers were caught on video saying she puts on a moderate front to get the Republican votes.

The top staffer then continued saying McCaskill believes everything Obama does.

THIS WAS A DEVASTATING VIDEO! Claire McCaskill was COMPLETELY EXPOSED!

Senator McCaskills staffers admitted she is pro-DACA, pro-DREAMERS and against the border wall even though she runs ads to the contrary claiming she is strong on border security.

On Tuesday morning Claire McCaskill responded to the stunning revelations.
McCaskill went on Ozarks First to try to dig herself out of this deep hole.

Claire lied some more,  and blamed MO AG Josh Hawley for the undercover video.

Now this

Body Language Ghost analyzed Claire McCaskills response to the Project Veritas tapes.

According to the analyst, Claire McCaskill is not a good liar And she lies a lot!

The post Body Language Expert: Claire McCaskill Is Not a Good Liar And She Lies A Lot (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:00

Unhinged Soros Hack Attacks GOP Female Campaign Manager Then Is Fired HAS A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Where do all the unhinged far left protesters go to find work? At a Soros-funded group, of course.

Mike Stark has a long record of disrupting and attacking Republican lawmakers and their staff for years.

Earlier this week Mike Stark attacked female campaign manager Kristin Davison and was promptly arrested. The Soros-funded American Bridge later fired Stark after his arrest.

In 2006 Mike Stark was arrested for stalking Republican Senator George Allen. Stark was working at the far left Air America at the time.


Political activist Michael Stark was handcuffed by Augusta County Sheriff deputies after a rally for US Senator George Allen in Weyers Cave, Va., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. (AP)

Mike Stark was wrestled to the ground at a George Allen event and later he was handcuffed at an Allen rally later in the week.

And now years later Stark is arrested again for another violent assault.
FOX News reported:

The liberal group American Bridge 21st Century announced Wednesday night that it had fired one of its operatives a day after he was arrested and accused of battery against the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.

In a statement, American Bridge said that Mike Stark had been relieved of his duties effective immediately.

American Bridge was founded in November 2010 by David Brock, who also founded liberal watchdog group Media Matters. The groups largest donor is liberal billionaire George Soros, who contributed more than $2 million between 2015 and 2016. Soros is still involved with the group, most recently donating $300,000 in February, and $80,000 last year.

Stark, 50, was arrested by Las Vegas city marshals Tuesday evening after 31-year-old Kristin Davison said he grabbed and twisted her arm, refusing to let go.

15:00

New Article at Terror House Magazine: Official Statement on the Attacks Against Terror House Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Glahn, Calvin Westra, Bryan Wilke, and I have published a joint statement in regards to the recent attacks on Terror House Magazine:

Terror House judges its contributors based on only one metric: merit. It is because of this that we publish writers from all over the political spectrum, LGBT writers, women writers, and non-white writers: if your work is good, we will run it. We dont give special dispensation to any contributor based on their genetic circumstances (race, sex etc.), political views, or sexual orientation because this allows talentless hacks to thrive (and indeed is a major reason why most modern literature is garbage).

Click here to read the rest.

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14:45

Red Wave Rising: Over 12,000 Voters Change Party Affiliation in Wyoming 90% to Republican "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Red Wave Is Rising!

As we reported on Thursday early ballots show a huge increase in voting in favor of Republicans. It looks like our prediction is holding up!

On June 23, 2018, we reported that the 2018 Mid-terms would be a referendum on government corruption and because of this President Trump and the Republicans would win big. This was before Democrats made up trumped up charges against a good man Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

After the Kavanaugh hearings, where Judge Kavanaugh was wrongfully accused by the Democrats of being a gang rapist, the tide changed. We made our prediction on the election and stated that a huge red wave was coming. Our mid-term prediction on October 2nd was that the Republicans would win big in the Senate and would keep the House.

Now there are some signs that the tide is turning red! Early balloting shows that Democrats are a little less than their 2016 early returns which is expected. The bigger news is that Republicans are ahead of their 2016 early ballot pace!

Wyoming has seen over 12,000 voters change party affiliation in the weeks before the 2018 primary election. 90% of the them changed their party affiliation to Republican.

County 10 reported:

The Wyoming Secretary of States Office today released data on the number of persons who changed their party affiliation on their voter registration in the weeks before or on the date of the 2018 Primary Election August 21st.

12,509 persons in total changed their party affiliation between July 6th and September 20th:

6,057 Democrats changed and registered as Republicans;
4,355 Unaffiliated persons changed and registered as Republicans;
744 Unaffiliated persons changed and registered as Democrats;
477 members of the Constitution and Libertarian parties changed and registered as Republicans;
430 Republicans changed and registered as Democrats; and
296 persons of various parties changed and registered as Unaffiliated.
Of those 12,509 persons who changed their party affiliation, 701 subsequently changed their party affiliation again and re-registered back to their original 2018 part...

14:30

Sen. Tim Kaine Calls for Democrats to Fight in the Streets Then Gets Loomered at DC Bar (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senator Tim Kaine calls for fighting in the streets, then gets Loomered!


Laura Loomer confronting liberal Sen. Tim Kaine (photo by Dr. Jane Ruby)

Back in March 2017 Senator Tim Kaines youngest son Linwood Woody Kaine was arrested at the Minnesota State Capitol after disrupting a pro-Trump rally.

Woody joined an Antifa mob that was hurling punches and spraying Trump supporters with pepper spray inside the capitol. Kaine was arrested during the mob violence.


Booking photo of Linwood Kaine. (Ramsey County sheriffs office)

Linwood Woody Kaine, of Minneapolis, was later charged with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and concealing his identity in public.

On Tuesday of this week Tim Kaine, father of Woody, called on his fellow Democrats to fight in the streets.

On Thursday investigative reporter Laura Loomer confronted Senator Kaine on his violent rhetoric and violent Antifa son.

Laura Loomer got up in Tim Kaines face and asked him how it felt to be confronted out in public like what he is promoting.

14:00

Conservative Newspapers Are Endorsing Progressive Democrats Faster Than The DCCC Is "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


A few days ago, we saw the Des Moines Register give the nod to J.D. Scholten over Steve King in Iowa. Even the very very conservative Weekly Standard seems to be urging their readers in Iowa-- at the very least-- to not voted for King: Steve King: Americas Most Deplorable Congressman: "Hes an embarrassment to the GOP and to America," wrote Adam Rubinstein, who pointed out that King is animated by "race-based identity-politics that consumes the alt-right. Kings focus on race and ethnicity is so consuming that it has become the core of his politics... Why King is taking sides in foreign elections in the first place remains a mystery. But the bigger mystery is why he still has a seat in Congress."

Almost as surprising has been the conservative Houston Chronicles' endorsements for progressive Democrats. Earlier this week, the editors tossed Michael McCaul overboard, after endorsing him in every election for two decades-- and urged their readers to vote for Mike Siegel instead. And now they've also backed another progressive, Dayna Steele over another right-wing GOP incumbent, Brian Babin. Why? NOT because Steele in doing a DCCC-scenerio which calls on candidate in districts like hers to run on Republican-lite platforms. Not at all. The Chronicle explained they are backing her because she's running on a string platform New Deal type platform: "The main issue for Steele, 59, is Medicare-for-all because too many people cant afford the care they need, especially in the rural stretches and small towns of this district... She also wants a $15 per hour minimum wage, free community college and job training, expanded Internet availability for rural Texas and immigration laws that provide a path to citizenship. 'I believe governments job is to make peoples lives better. Everything goes back to health care-- you cant...

13:00

The Face of the Left: Man vandalizes campaign signs; hisses I hate Ted Cruz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Graustak St. near the Black Hole Coffee House in Houston, Texas, a long-hair maggot-infested Demonrat steals and tears up two Sen. Ted Cruz (R) campaign signs. His face contorted by rage, the demon-possessed man then gets in the face Continue reading

12:00

Democratic Consulting Firm Teams Up With Hospital Industry to Battle Nurses Union "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nurses rally near Partners HealthCare in Somerville, Mass., on Aug. 21, 2018.

09:01

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


by Noah

We all now how much Trump loves autocrats around the world. He loves his dream that he could be "President For Life." He loves the fact that those murderous dictators he envies can just do away with their perceived enemies. So, it can be no surprise whatsoever that we now have Trump and his Saudi King pal, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi, going off and cooking up an absurd excuse about how Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died. If you could listen to their phone calls, you just know it would sound exactly like two nine-year-old boys trying to explain how a window got broken:
You see, there was this ball and, a, Donnie and I were playing with the dog and the ball, and, well, er, a, somehow the dog tossed the ball through the window and...
Yep. It's "The Dog Ate My Homework" excuse, variation 5000. It's all a big accident. Blame the dog. "Clumsy dog! Bad dog!" Ya gotta understand, blah, blah.

Trump is the excuse master and apologist for criminals he likes. Has been all of his life, especially when he is, or wants to b, in business with them to enrich himself. There are buildings and hotels and gold courses to be built, like
I just spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of what took place with regard to, as he said, his Saudi Arabian citizen... It sounded to me that maybe these could have been rogue killers.
Or, how about a planned Trump Tower in Moscow? What's a tiny thing like hacking our elections, compare to the money and ego gratification? You wouldn't want to let that slow the growth of the Trump family bank accounts, reveal how totally corrupt and owned a president is, or turn up any incidents of money laundering, would you? Here's Trumpanzee during the 2016 campaign:
...

07:58

Will Trump Stop the Foreign Welfare Caravan? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Understandably so, for this is the most riveting murder story since O.J. Simpson and has strategic implications across the Middle East.

Yet far more critical to the future of our civilization is the ongoing invasion of the West from the Third World.

Consider the impact of the decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015 to throw open Germanys doors to 1 million refugees from Syrias civil war.

Last weekend, in a crushing blow to Merkel, the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of her CDU, won its smallest share of the vote in half a century, 37 percent. Her coalition party, the SPD, saw its share of the Bavarian vote fall to a historic low of less than 10 percent.

The right-wing Alternative for Deutschland saw its support rise to 10 percent and has become a force in German politics. Some conservatives are urging the CDU to adopt the AfD hardline on illegal immigration.

The message sent by the Bavarian electorate is the message voters across Europe have been sending to their own capitals for years: You are failing in your first duty defense of the homeland from foreign invasion. Mass migration of unassimilable peoples and cultures from a global South represents an existential threat to our Europe.

As Merkels chancellorship approaches its end, French President Emmanuel Macron, her progressive EU partner, has seen his approval fall to below 30 percent.

The U.S.-led NATO alliance may guard the Baltic and Black Sea regions against a Russian invasion from the east. But in Central, Southern and Western Europe, the more feared invaders are the peoples of Africa and the Muslim world, whose numbers are expected to triple or quadruple by this centurys end.

And as their numbers grow, so, too, does their desperation to escape, even at risk of their lives, the poverty, wars and repression of their homelands to cross the Med and fill the empty spaces left by a depopulating Europe.

It also now appears that the U.S. elections, not three weeks away, may be affected by another immigration crisis on the U.S. border.

As of Thursday, a caravan of 4,000 refugees without visas had crossed from Honduras into Guatemala and was heading toward Mexico. By Election Day, it will either have been stopped, or it will be here. And this caravan is a portent of things to come.

According to The Washington Post, during FY 2018, which ended last month, 107,212 members of family units crossed over into the U.S., obliterating the previous record of 77,857 set in 2016....

07:28

Economy Signaling Warning, Illegal Alien Caravan, 2018 Midterm Update "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (WNW 357 10.19.18) The stock and bond markets look like they are wobbling and signaling a warning. One day the stock market is up 500 points, and the next its down 800 points. Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net says, Nothing is real and everything is fake. The bond market is also gyrating []

07:10

At Montana Rally President Trump Jokes About Rep. Gianforte Body-Slamming Liberal Reporter CROWD GOES NUTS (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In May 2017 GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte grabbed a Guardian reported by the neck and then body-slammed him in front of several reporters.

Greg Gianforte then went on and easily won the Montana US House Special Election.

On Thursday night President Trump joked about now Representative Gianforte body-slamming the obnoxious liberal reporter.
The crowd roared!

Oh, Jim Acosta and the liberal media will freak out for about two days over this joke.
And Deep State will proba

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07:06

This Is CNN: Jim Acosta Swears at Former Trump Official Who Teased Him About Loud Music at Missoula Rally "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta swore at former Trump official Justin Caporale via Direct Message on Twitter Thursday night after Caporale teased Acosta for complaining that the music at President Trumps campaign rally in Missoula, Montana, was played too loud. Caporale, former director of operations for First Lady Melania Trump, posted a copy of the DM. (Update at end of article, Acosta apologizes.)

Former TGP contributor Ryan Saavedra, now with the Daily Wire confirmed the profane DM came from Acostas account. Acosta has not commented on Twitter about the incident, but is still active and retweeting as of midnight CDT.

Acostas tweets about the music: Tonight the Trump campaign/WH turned up the music so loud the press risers were vibrating. Nearly impossible to do live TV. I suppose the WH loves those kinds of shenanigans. But I wonder if its a security concern for USSS or local law enforcement. They cant hear eitherHeres how loud the technicians at the Trump rally in Montana were playing the music after the event. They turned it up right before our live shot with

Below Acostas tweets is  the YouTube...

06:20

October 19th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #638 "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

06:18

Rush Limbaugh Interviewed By Sean Hannity About Midterm Election Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sean Hannity dedicated a full hour of his television broadcast to radio pundit Rush Limbaugh. Together they discuss the midterm elections. . Part 2 Segment Below .

06:15

2016 Reporting Shows Saudis Only Banned Murdered Journalist Khashoggi After He Criticized Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump and Saudi Crown Prince MBS (Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud).

From Common Dreams:
While President Continues to Play Dumb on Murder, 2016 Reporting Shows Saudis Only Blacklisted Khashoggi After Journalist Criticized Trump, Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018
So the Saudis murdered a journalist they previously banned for speaking badly about Trump, and now Trump refuses to condemn them for it.
by Julia Conley, staff writer

As a columnist for the Washington Post, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi frequently criticized his home countrys governmentdenouncing the countrys treatment of women and most recently, in his final column published Wednesday, calling on Saudi officials to embrace press freedom. 

But as critics accuse President Donald Trump of conspiring with the Saudis to cover up Khashoggis suspected murder, one jou...

06:15

Friday October 19th 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

06:08

Midterm 2018 WEST VIRGINIA: Joe Manchin vs. Patrick Morrisey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

West Virginia voted for Trump by 42 points.

Did you read that? 42 points!

The slick Democrat US Senator Joe Manchin is up for reelection in 2018. He has become part of the Washington inside crowd and the political class

He is in the race for his life because while he moderates his views publicly, he votes with Chuck Schumer and the left most of the time.

He NEEDS to be replaced by a safe and reliable pair of hands.

Manchin is the most vulnerable Red State Democrat in the entire US Senate.

The Republican challenger is West Virginias Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey. He is a total backer of President Trump and America First.

We need to FLIP West Virginia.

Manchin has the big money most of it from out of state and is out spending his Republican opponent by 9 to 1.

But a Senator Morrisey would be a VERY good ally to President Trump and West Virginians have to step up and take back THEIR seat

Morrisey is 100% conservative and Manchin is NOT.

Joe Manchin was a huge supporter of both Hilary Clinton and Barrack Obama.

Dont forget it!

Joe Manchin has watched idly as West Virginia lost jobs.

As many in the state say, Joe Manchin has GONE WASHINGTON.

He is in bed with Chuck Schumer and he is bad on coal, bad on jobs, bad on health care, bad on taxes, and pretends to be a middle of the roader.

His voting record suggests no such thing.

Dont be fooled.

Vote Joe out!

Make this viral in West Virginia.

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06:01

Murder Most Foul "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After watching the Saudis behead and even reportedly crucify critics and opponents for decades, suddenly Washingtons great and good are outraged by a single murder.

The victim was a Saudi columnist from that nations elite who was noted for his moderate, cautious views, who was also linked to the former Saudi intelligence chief, Turki al-Faisal.

But even gentle criticism of the royal government, and particularly its strongman, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (aka MBS), caused Khashoggi to be murdered and cut up into pieces in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, to where he was lured last week and from whence he never emerged alive.  Turkish intelligence secretly monitoring the Saudi consulate picked up the gruesome details as Khashoggis fingers were reportedly cut off, followed by his head.

Khashoggi wrote for numerous papers, including The Washington Post.  He had become a pesky journalist who irked the headstrong Saudi crown prince who likely cried, like Englands King Henry II, will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?

As a former pesky journalist for newspapers in Qatar and Dubai, and Turkey, I am appalled by this crime.  Crown Prince Mohammed has been arresting, detaining, shaking down and intimidating his subjects, all applauded by Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner who is deep in bed with the moneybags Saudis.

Im surprised that the Saudis didnt ask the Israelis, who are very good at assassination and kidnapping, to go after Khashoggi.

The uproar in Washington and the tame US media contrasted to their silence regarding the fate of other journalists killed or held in prison in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, both US client states.   Al-Jazeeras Cairo correspondent Mahmoud Hussein has been held in prison for two years without charge because he dared write about Egypts former democratic government that was overthrown by a coup mounted by Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Emirates and Israel.

The US has been kidnapping, torturing and disappearing alleged enemies ever since 9/11.

Back to the Saudis.  In the face of their criminal behavior, President Donald Trump sought to wriggle away from the scandal by claiming that the murder might have been done by rogue Saudi agents, a claim quickly echoed by the Saudis.  But even the usual lap dog Republicans in the US Congress refused to swallow this baloney, calling for sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

Clearly, even the US Congress and media was growing nervous over Saudi Arabias genocidal war in Yemen that has killed over 10,000 civilians and provoked widespread famine and disease all done with US and British weapons, advisors and intelligence support.

Not so fast, retorted Trump, whose business empire greatly benefitted from Saudi and Gulf cash.  The Saudis h...

On Helping Others To Learn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The questions that can be answered arent worth asking.

Milton Mayer

As I approached the end of my nearly forty years of law school teaching, friends and colleagues would often ask me when I intended to retire. My answer was always the same: when it stops being fun to go into the classroom and play with the kids! I meant that sincerely. To me, learning has long been a game to be played in ways that can tease identifiable patterns and regularities out of the complexities of the universe; so as to provide us with the understanding that allows us to function in and enjoy life.

My all-time favorite professor of anything was Malcolm Sharp, with whom I studied law at the University of Chicago. He helped me learn that the most effective way to understand anything was through constantly improving the depth and quality of the questions we bring to the subject. Unfortunately, the institutionalized school systems along with the formal institutions that insist upon their structured curricula emphasize the importance of students learning to confine their inquiries to the search for answers. For our minds and bodies to be useful to the purposes of the established order, we must be in a position to help resolve its questions and problems, not to wander off pursuing curiosities of our own. Matters that concern only us are forms of entropic waste; energy otherwise unavailable for institutional work.

Most of my students and far too many of my colleagues insisted upon the kind of rote, programmed learning that is indistinguishable from training. One sees the same attraction in parents who judge the quality of their childrens education by results received from standardized testing. If Johnny or Sally score in the upper 5% of test takers, their parents believe, their children are on their way to success in academia, or to careers in the professional world. And, of course, the schools that can help them achieve such results are to be valued and rewarded with increased financial support. To such thinking, the purpose of most schools is to turn students into successful test-takers, so that their skills and other learning can be certified to other members of the institutional order. Thus are high school graduates validated to marketplace employers and colleges; college graduates endorsed to advanced levels of academia, etc. The established order is premised on the pyramidal model, and the higher one can ascend into that order, the greater the likelihood for economic and social success. If standardized test scores are the criteria by which students work is to be measured; and if teaching students what to think, and thus become successful test-takers, is the most effective strategy for accomplishing such ends; school systems will become domin...

Christianity and Culture "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

call it interim, as I still plan to read, write and learn.  You might think of this as the closing chapter of a book that is still being written.  (You could consider this the opening chapter).

The most fruitful and meaningful topic that I have explored at this blog is that of the intersection of libertarianism and culture.  My first baby steps on this topic began with the recognition that the non-aggression principle couldnt define or apply itself; it couldnt objectively identify all of the practical applications to be drawn out from the theory; it wouldnt be applied in every society in the same manner.

My next steps took me to working through the benefits of a common culture, which quickly led me to a specific culture, a culture and tradition where the concepts of the non-aggression principle were most broadly applied and for an extended period the Christian Middle Ages.  Why was this so?  What was unique about this time and place?  What was it about the various institutions that created this environment of decentralized law and governance?

Finally, exploring where it went wrong: the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and Progressivism.  Each played a role, perhaps.  But what was the role?  We see the benefits from such movements, but what of the cost?  What did this Age of Reason remove from the earlier medieval society that then also took away the underlying foundations that supported decentralized governance and libertarian law?

Of course, my steps didnt follow in this precise sequence, but generally this describes the road.  And while I have touched on the topic of what this all means, perhaps now is a good time to summarize just that.

A Strategy for Liberty

Yes, I have stolen this from the title of chapter 15 of Murray Rothbards For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto.  Rothbard offers:

If, then, the libertarian must advocate the immediate attainment of liberty and abolition of statism, and if gradualism in theory is contradictory to this overriding end, what further strategic stance may a libertarian take in todays world?  Must he necessarily confine himself to advocating immediate abolition?  Are transitional demands, steps toward liberty in practice, necessarily illegitimate? No

How, then, can we know whether any halfway measure or transitional demand should be hailed as a step forward or condemned as an opportunistic betrayal? There are two vitally important criteria for answering this crucial question: (1) that, whatever the transitional demands, the ultimate end of liberty be always held aloft as...

Does Putin Have a Traitor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the report below from John Helmer is correct, the implication is that Alexei Kudrin, Putins good friend and a member of the Russian government, is a traitor to Russia. The way I read Helmers report, Kudrin, a hero to Washington but widely regarded in Russia as an agent of the billionaire oligarchs that Washington and Israel put in charge of Russian assets during the Yeltsin era, is giving speeches advocating that Russia sacrifice its sovereignty and national interests to Washington so that sanctions will be removed and Russian oligarchs can participate in the Wests looting of the rest of the world.

Helmer reports that Kudrin told the oligarch lobby last week that Today Russias foreign policy should be subordinated to the reduction of tension in our relations with other countries, by which he means the US, in order to reduce the sanctions or, at least, prevent their increase.

Kudrin was the deputy finance minister during the pre-Putin period who presided over the Russian bond default, collapse of the ruble, and crash of the main banks. For this utter and total failure, Putin promoted him to Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. In 2011 pressure from the military resulted in Kudrin being demoted to a lesser position.

In his present position, Kudrin has the authority to examine state agencies and promote his evaluations and proposals. He can refer government officials to law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution, power he can use to remove Russian nationalists and replace them with pro-American Atlanticist Integrationists.

Kudrin is known to favor capitulation to Washington and promotes himself in the Western press as Putins successor on the grounds that he is the only Russian political figure acceptable to the US and NATO.

With such a willing Washington puppet as Kudrin waiting in the wings, Putins assassination by the oligarchs or by the CIA is ever more likely.

Dances With Bears
http://johnhelmer.net
October 15, 2018
KREMLIN ENDORSES KUDRIN CAPITULATION TO US RESTRICTIONS
By John Helmer, Moscow
[Text with links http://johnhelmer.net/kremlin-endorses-kudrin-capitulation-to-us-restrictions/#more-19903]

The post...

Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The macabre case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises the question: did Saudi rulers fear him revealing highly damaging information on their secret dealings? In particular, possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001.

Even more intriguing are US media reports now emerging that American intelligence had snooped on and were aware of Saudi officials making plans to capture Khashoggi prior to his apparent disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. If the Americans knew the journalists life was in danger, why didnt they tip him off to avoid his doom?

Jamal Khashoggi (59) had gone rogue, from the Saudi elites point of view. Formerly a senior editor in Saudi state media and an advisor to the royal court, he was imminently connected and versed in House of Saud affairs. As one commentator cryptically put it: He knew where all the bodies were buried.

For the past year, Khashoggi went into self-imposed exile, taking up residence in the US, where he began writing opinion columns for the Washington Post.

Khashoggis articles appeared to be taking on increasingly critical tone against the heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The 33-year-old Crown Prince, or MbS as hes known, is de facto ruler of the oil-rich kingdom, in place of his aging father, King Salman.

While Western media and several leaders, such as Presidents Trump and Macron, have been indulging MbS as a reformer, Khashoggi was spoiling this Saudi public relations effort by criticizing the war in Yemen, the blockade on Qatar and the crackdown on Saudi critics back home.

However, what may have caused the Saudi royals more concern was what Khashoggi knew about darker, dirtier matters. And not just the Saudis, but American deep state actors as as well.

He was formerly a media aide to Prince Turki al Faisal, who is an eminence gris figure in Saudi intelligence, with its systematic relations to American and British counterparts. Prince Turkis father, Faisal, was formerly the king of Saudi Arabia until his assassination in 1975 by a family rival. Faisal was a half-brother of the present king, Salman, and ther...

Revisionist Historian Ralph Raico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The European Miracle was one in which humans achieved sustained growth for the first time on earth. Why Europe? Because of European decentralization and private enterprise. Property rights were well-defined and well-defended. Feudalism was of the contract variety. City states and chartered towns arose. The freedoms that people fought for were primarily economic freedoms. Political freedoms followed. The middle ages were not the dark ages they were portrayed to be. The rule of law required little or no involvement of the state. The ruler was under the law. The West even held a social taboo on the expression of envy.

Historian Ralph Raico explains why all of this contributed to the rise of human rights and economic prosperity in the West and why it happened there first.

From a lecture presented at the 2001 History of Liberty seminar.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lrc-cdn/assets/2018/10/Rise-of-the-West-Ralph-Raico.mp3

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Woman Cyclist Cries Foul "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A woman who lost a world-championship cycling race to a biological male who identified as a transgender woman criticized the result as unfair.

Jennifer Wagner said it was definitely NOT fair that she was forced to compete against Rachel McKinnon, the male cyclist, in the womens event.

McKinnon, representing Canada, won the womens sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Wagner, a Houston-area doctor, took third place behind McKinnon and Dutch cyclist Carolien van Herrikhuyzen.

I was the 3rd place rider. Its definitely NOT fair, Wagner wrote on Twitter Monday in response to a comment about the race.

Allowing biological males who identify as transgender women to compete in womens athletic events has been a contentious subject, as critics have argued that it puts the female competitors at an inherent disadvantageB01K8RMDO0.

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Libertarians and Tesla? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I received a letter (below) from a reader who took issue with my taking issue with electric cars generally and Tesla specifically. This reader claimed to be a Libertarian  which staggered me like a punch from Ali in his prime.

I figured it was worth an at-length reply since there are actually a lot of people out there who think Elon Musk is a Libertarian.

Which, to me, is like believing Caitlyn Jenner is a woman.

Paul writes: Im a libertarian Tesla owner and also a writer on the costs of the car and have written on how the costs of ownership are similar to a Camry, but the car drives better than most Porsches, is safer than any other car tested and very economical if you drive a lot.

You talk constantly about the 45 minutes it takes to do a fast charge and that is a disadvantage.  But it saves time every week not going to a gas station and that adds up. My wife loves the car and the technology is so beyond anything else available.  It ready is like going from a flip phone to an iPhone.  If they werent fabulous, they wouldnt sell like hot cakes without any advertising.  They will be very competitive and profitable once all subsidies are gone because they have such a simple design.  So few buttons in the interior to cost money and break.  So few moving parts to break.  Motor just validated to work for a million miles.

My reply: If youre a Libertarian, I assume you oppose using government force to compel the manufacture of a product and its purchase, and also the artificial favoring of a product via subsidies and such . . .? If so, then it is hard to for me to understand how you can claim to be a Libertarian and defend Tesla or electric cars generally.

At least as they currently exist. If it werent for all these mandates and subsidies, we might actually have economically viable and functionally sensible electric cars.

Instead, we have vehicles like the Tesla and the others have no significant natural market; they exist almost entirely because of zero emissions mandates and federal fuel efficiency mandates neither of which are very Libertarian. Tesla is also the recipient of massive subsidies, as are the individual buyers of its cars (which are sold at a net loss each).

I always pose the question: If EVs Teslas and otherwise are such hot tamales, why is it necessary to mandate their manufacturer and subsidies their purchase? Gas engined cars are viable on their economic and functional merits; they do not need subsidies to exist on the free market. This is inarguable because its been demonstrated.

EVs like Teslas and the others do need subsidies and mandates  and cannot exist as other than very low volume toys for the affluent without them.

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The US Militarys Vision "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In March, the United States Special Operations Command, the section of the Defense Department supervising the US Special Forces, held a conference on the theme of Sovereignty in the Information Age. The conference brought together Special Forces officers with domestic police forces, including officials from the New York Police Department, and representatives from technology companies such as Microsoft.

This meeting of top military, police and corporate representatives went unreported and unpublicized at the time. However, the Atlantic Council recently published a 21-page document summarizing the orientation of the proceedings. It is authored by John T. Watts, a former Australian Army officer and consultant to the US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

The Atlantic Council, a think tank with close ties to the highest levels of the state, has been a key partner in the social media companies censorship of left-wing views. Most notably, Facebook acted on a tip from the Atlantic Council when it shut down the official event page for an anti-fascist demonstration in Washington on the anniversary of last years neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville.

Confident that none of the thousands of journalists in Washington will question, or even report, what he writes, Watts lays out, from the standpoint of the repressive apparatus of the state and the financial oligarchy it defends, why censorship is necessary.

The central theme of the report is sovereignty, or the states ability to impose its will upon the population. This sovereignty, Watts writes, faces greater challenges now than it ever has in the past, due to the confluence between growing political opposition to the state and the internets ability to quickly spread political dissent.

Watts cites the precedent of the invention of the printing press, which helped overthrow the feudal world order. In the Atlantic Councils estimation, however, this was an overwhelmingly negative development, ushering in decades, and arguably centuries, of conflict and disruption and undermining the sovereignty of absolutist states. The invention of the internet is similarly creating conflict and disruption, Watts writes.

Trust in Western society, he warns, is experiencing a crisis. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer has tracked this erosion, showing a 30 percent drop in trust in government over the last year in the United States.

Watts notes that this collapse in support for the government cannot be explained merely by the rise of social media. This process began in the early 2000s, at the dawn of the social media age but before it had become mainstream. Left out are the major reasons for the collapse of popular support for government institutions: the stolen election of 2000, the Bush administrations lies about weapo...

Saudi Bad Guy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mohammed bin Salman, who seems to be running Saudi Arabia these days, is one of the bad guys. If he were a good guy, he wouldnt have attacked his neighboring country, Yemen. He wouldnt be committing war crimes there in conjunction with vital U.S. support. If he were a good guy, hed respect not only the rights of females but also the rights of everyone else. (November 24, 2017)

In his tour of America, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has started to do some real damage to truth and us, as he shapes public opinion. His weapon is the rhetoric of falsehood. He has come here with antagonism in his heart and war-making on his mind. He has come to knot the U.S. government even more firmly to Saudi Arabia than it already is. Who will counter the falsehoods he has begun to spread? (April 3, 2018)

The Establishment media refused to call Salman a bad guy. For example, see Thomas Friedman in the New York Times. His piece, filled with effusive praise of Salmans reforms, relegated criticism of his Yemen war crimes to a passing phrase a humanitarian nightmare, in the 28th paragraph down. And that paragraph has Salman celebrating 85% Saudi-backed control with Friedman calling for 100%.

Salmans image was built up through a public relations and propaganda campaign. He was sold as a good guy, which he is not. Most Americans who care about these things are not buying. They associate Saudi Arabia with 9/11, as well they should. Powerful allegations accuse the CIA of not having prevented 9/11 even though they could have.

The murder of Jamal Kashoggi is now generating commentary thats highly critical of bin Salman. This assassination damages the propaganda campaign thats been supporting an Israeli-Saudi-American axis against Iran. Perhaps disaffection with the Saudis will hasten the time when U.S. politicians find the con...

Caravan of Alien Welfare Clients Approaches Border "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just in time for the midterms, another spontaneous migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way.  Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made.  Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros.

As Fox Newss Laura Ingraham noticed in a tweet, this is not a walk in a national park, but an expensive and arduous journey:

Who is funding the migrant caravan?  Each migrants passage can cost as much as $7K each.  Per capita income Honduras is $2.3 K.

It is doubtful that such sums came from the kiddies college funds.  Evidence of Soros funding of an earlier spontaneous migration have been found among the tentacles of support that flow from his Open Society group coffers:

Leftist billionaire George Soros is funding the well-organized anti-Trump migrant caravan invasion from Central America that has been hitting the United States-Mexico border in defiance of immigration enforcement.

Several major ultra-liberal foundations and corporations have supported the asylum-seeking migrant caravans, and Soros funding has been tied to several groups that have spearheaded the refugee invasion coalition also dubbed the Soros Express.

The caravan is organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, [b]ut the effort is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) thus the acronym CARA, WND reported.  At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros Open Society Foundation.

The hands of the Honduran government are not clean in these efforts.  Among the alleged asylum-seekers parked on the U.S. border is a contingent of Hondurans, allegedly fleeing persecution, poverty, crime, an...

Will Elections Ever Be Valid Again? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You have stated that you believe Kennedy was assassinated by the US Intelligence community. Given all this stuff with Comey, FBI, CIA, and NSA all conspiring against Trump, do you think that the real risk of interfering with our elections is not the Russians but closer to home? Is this a practice that always takes place that we are just suddenly becoming aware of these days?

ANSWER: Absolutely. It is being called Spygate and it is very disturbing. The Democrats did absolutely everything to put Hillary in office. They thought they won. They had the press in their pocket like CNN, New York Times, and the Washington Post leading a host of others. We have to realize that Democracy is dead. I really do fear that Trump will be the LAST democratically elected president. What comes after Trump is not going to be warm and endearing.

Politicians have been rigging elections since ancient times. There can be no greater example of political corruption that required desperate reform than the calendar. Cato or the more moderate Cicero both criticized Julius Caesar who became pontifex max (high priest) taking charge of the calendar. The Romans used the moon calendar but knew it was incorrect and thus it required adjustments by inserting days. The corruption degenerated to such a point that elections could be postponed by the insertion of days. This realization led to bribing the high priest to even insert months to affect the political elections. This is why Julius Caesar revised the calendar to eliminate the political corruption. Moreover, interest rates would rise during elections because of the amount of money being paid out in bribing votes.

In mid-April 2018, the report that the U.S. had 3.5 million more registered voters than live adults originated with a National Review article of 11 August 2017 that built on information compiled by Judicial Watchs Election.  Some have criticized this saying it is misleading since the information was compiled from only 462 counties in 38 states, yet the entire U.S. comprises over 3,000 counties in fifty states. At the same time, they pretend to be fact-checkers. Many of those other counties might well have had substantially fewer registered voters on their rolls than adult residents who are eligible to vote. This type of analysis is really biased in and of itself. All polls are conducted as samples not checking every single county. Those claiming such criticism are biased themselves.

Nevertheless, the findings come from Judicial Watch...

06:00

I'll Personally Go Investigate This In Istanbul-- Really "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"



Yesterday Carlotta Gall and David Kirkpatrick reported for the NY Times that an audio tape (possibly recorded on Khashoggi's Apple watch) proves that Khashoggi's killers were waiting for him when he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and that he was "dead within 7 minutes." The Saudis and Trump are still floating trial balloons to see which lie about the murder the western public will by-- but the fact remains: "Fifteen days after he entered the consulate in Istanbul and was never seen coming out, the Saudis have yet to give an explanation."

05:46

FBI Raids San Juan Government Offices as Part of Widespread Investigation Into Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump-hating Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz

The FBI raided government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico this week as part of an investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges.

An anonymous tipster called into the city comptrollers office over how the corrupt mayors office awards government contracts specifically, a $4.7 million deal with construction company BR Solutions, Fox News reported.

Fox News reported:

FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government.

San Juans purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.

On Tuesday, more than two dozen agents entered the citys Municipal Tower carrying briefcases, cameras and electronic equipment, Puerto Rican news agency El Nuevo Dia first reported.

Federal agents raided the third, fourth, 14th and 15th floors of the building, looking for documents related to corruption inside San Juans purchasing and contracting departments.

Last month, President Trump hinted there was corruption in Puerto Rico.

The post...

04:05

HERE WE GO=> Trump-Appointed Judge Has Serious Doubts About Muellers Junk Russian Bot Case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It looks like Robert Muellers publicity stunt is backfiring bigly.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump-appointee, is having very serious doubts about Muellers garbage case against Russian company Concord Management.

Indicted Russian company Concord Management filed a motion to have Muellers case dismissed and raised arguments in court earlier this week.

Judge Dabney Friedrich is having serious doubts about the conspiracy against the U.S. charges against Concord Management brought forth by the Special Counsel.

In a new court order Thursday, the Judge said Concord Managements conduct was not in violation of the law.

A New York lawyer breaks down the new court order:

We already know that the basis for the Special Counsel was fraudulent.

Now were seeing entities being charged with conduct that isnt criminal.

The indictment included conspiracy against the US charges for failing to register for social media spends, political activities, etc.

However, the Special Counsel insists that it doesnt have to show Concord had a legal duty to report.

How is it conspiracy if theres no underlying illegal conduct or no illegal ends?

Heres your answer:

Concord could have interfered with the FECs ability to determine whether statutes were violated.

Thats it.

This is exceedingly dangerous.

And it gives a roadmap to how the Special Counsel will treat Trump.

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04:02

Michigan Pizzeria Employee Makes Epic Delivery For Terminally Ill Man Nearly 500 Miles Away "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: Talk about service. A Michigan pizzeria employee went out of his way quite literally to deliver a couple of pies to a man battling cancer. When Julie and Rich Morgan lived in Battle Creek 25 years ago, Rich would always bring home Steves Pizza for dinner each payday, even though []

03:41

GET YOU A CANDIDATE WHO CAN DO BOTH "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

People who are smarter than I am have assured me that Joe Biden absolutely will not be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020. I understand the arguments: He's too old; he's insufficiently progressive; he was too much of a sellout to bankers as a senator; he mismanaged the Clarence Thomas hearings; he was a terrible candidate in his previous presidential runs; and oh God, not another white man.

I know enough not to take too seriously the fact that he has a huge lead over all other contenders in the latest CNN poll of Democrats -- Joe Lieberman led the Democratic field in early 2003 polling, and Rudy Giuliani led the Republicans in 2006 and early 2007.

I get it -- Biden is polling well largely as a result of name recognition; he's likely to drop to the back of the pack once the race really gets under way.

And yet there's this:



It's not just that Biden inspires this kind of reaction in some voters -- it's that I can't think of a Democrat, at least among the younger favorites, who inspires voters the same way, even in home-state crowds. Harris, Gillibrand, Booker -- they're admired. Biden is loved.

(Bernie Sanders is also loved, but a lot of Democrats loathe him. Elizabeth Warren inspires some voters, but is she loved? And they're both quite old. And Sanders is another old white guy.)

I worry about what will happens if Democrats run someone who isn't charismatic. Running Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, and Hillary Clinton didn't work out well.

I worry that a lot of Democrats regard the 2020 campaign as essentially a request for proposals. Who has the best agenda? The best platform? But a lot of voters want a person they can look up to as a larger-than-life figure. Biden wasn't one before he became Bara...

03:37

U.S. And Mexico Agree On Plan To Deal With Migrant Caravan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Cutting them off before they get to our border. Via Fox News: U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a plan to handle the approaching migrant caravan making their way up from Central America, a senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday. Under the deal, which was developed over the course of several months, []

03:35

Far Left Planning DILDO-Themed Demonstration In Protest Of Pro-Trump Group "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The people who say that Trump is a mentally unstable sexual predator are now planning a demonstration involving hundreds of dildos to protest the pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer. Organizers of the event, called Stop Sending Dildos To Portland, involve Portland area protesters going into Vancouver, WA, in some sort of attempt to reverse-mimic when Vancouver-based Patriot Prayer holds events in downtown Portland.

Patriot Prayer, closely associated with the Proud Boys, is the group behind most of the pro Trump rallies in Portland, which tend to draw out plenty of apparently dildo-fixated antifa counter protesters, who often times show up sporting hammer and sickle USSR flags. Many of the Patriot Prayer members, including organizer Joey Gibson and his right hand man, Tusitala Tiny Toese, are from Vancouver, just across the Columbia river from Portland. Fighting inevitably breaks out, and usually antifa gets pounded into the pavement, despite outnumbering the Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy contingent.

Now that antifa is sick of getting their butts kicked, so theyre doing something about it. By protesting with dildos in a Portland suburb.

Antifa supporting Portland Mercury reports:

Its going to be something to see, says Martin Connolly. Dildos flying all over Vancouver.

Connolly is the man behind the Stop Sending Dildos to Portland march that will take place in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, October 27. Conceived on Reddit, the goal of the protest is, as its poster proclaims, to tell Vancouver we are sick of Patriot Prayer and the other alt-right dildos.

For Connolly, enough is enough.

When they go low, we go north with dildos, he tells the Mercury.

Unlike rallies by the alt-right, the Stop Sending Dildos to Portland march will follow a route that includes a number of brewpubs. To make their point, Connolly says, protesters wil...

03:20

Texas Dems ask Non-Citizens to Register to Vote, Send Applications With Citizenship Box Pre-Checked Gov. Abbott Responds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Texas Governor Greg Abbott

A new complaint says the Texas Democrat party asked non-citizens to register vote and even went as far as sending them applications with the citizenship box pre-checked.

This is being investigated, said Governor Abbott on Thursday evening adding there will be serious consequences if it turns out to be true.

This is the Democrat party-they have to lie, cheat and steal in order to win an election.

The Democrat party no longer speaks to hard working Americans which is why they are flooding this country full of illegal aliensThe Dems want their votes.

The Washington Time reported:

The Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked Yes, according to complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the Justice Department to the prechecked applications and included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who arent citizens, received the mailing.

This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle, said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The group has made its mark by policing states voter registration practices.

The Texas secretary of states office said it received complaints from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who got mailings asking them to register.

Spokesman Sam Taylor said it was a pretty large volume of calls.

Governor Greg Abbott responded to the complaint Thursday evening.

ABBOTT: A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-chec...

03:13

Remember To Speak Up Against High Level Radioactive Waste Coming To Texas Deadline Extended To November 19th "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Please remember to comment by November 19th, 11:59 pm EDT; 10:59 pm CDT, 9:59 pm MDT. You can comment directly, anonymously if you prefer, here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2016-0231
And, or, comment here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/letter-opposing-wcs-radioactive-waste-dump-comment-to-the-nrc/

From the Sierra Club:

Link: http://youtu.be/Jip4rA92214

Last Week To Speak Up Against Radioactive Waste Coming To Texas
October 15, 2018
By Michaela Urban, Communications Intern
About a week ago, I wrote about a proposal to bring 40,000 tons of radioactive waste from around the country to Andrews County, Texas. https://www.sierraclub.org/texas/blog/2018/09/dont-let-texas-become-country-s-dumping-ground-for-toxic-high-level-nuclear-waste The waste would stay in Texas presumably until a long-term repository site becomes available. Unfortunately, if history is any guide, thats many, many decades away.

If approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), this waste will travel through major Texas cities like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, placing the numerous hospitals, schools, and businesses located next to Texas railroads in harms way.

With the comment deadline this Friday, I want to emphasize the need for a strong show of opposition. Submit your comment today! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/letter-opposing-wcs-radioactive-waste-dump-comment-to-the-nrc/

Here are some important points you could consider making:

* The proposed site is geological complex, with numerous fissures, fault lines, sinkholes, aquifers and other features that make the site ill-suited for the disposal of long-lasting high-level radioactive waste;

* Texans dont want dangerous high-level radioactive waste, but the NRC has not heard the voices of many concerned Texans. There has not been a single public meeting on the revised application. Public meetings should be held and the intervention deadline and public comment deadlines should be extended until at least 180 days after license application and scoping a...

03:05

A Buried Viking Ship Discovered "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Norwegian archaeologists ran a ground-penetrating radar unit over a burial mound and produced this image of a buried Viking ship:
The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) said that the archaeologists discovered the anomaly using radar scans of an area in stfold County. The ship seems to be about 66 feet (20 meters) long and buried about 1.6 feet (50 centimeters) beneath the ground, they said in a statement.

Its keel and floor timbers are intact although precisely how much of the ship is preserved, and when it dates to, are unknown, the archaeologists said.

02:55

Midterm 2018 WISCONSIN: Tammy Baldwin vs. Leah Vukmir "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrat Tammy Baldwin the incumbent and a self-described progressive is running against Leah Vukmir, a respected Wisconsin State Senator.

The two women candidates couldnt be further apart on health care, immigration, abortion, vets, taxes and jobs.

Democrat Baldwin actually wants Medicare for all; a single payer government plan than goes far beyond Obama care.

Opposing capital punishment, Baldwin is weak on crime and police. She is also proudly the first lesbian in the State Assembly.

Recognized as one of the MOST liberal members of the US Senate Baldwin wins all the awards from Progressives.

She loudly voted against Judge Kavanaugh.

Her opponent quipped; Tammy is more at home in The Hamptons in New York with her friends than at a Friday night fish fry in Wisconsin.

This is a race Republicans would like to tighten since Trump carried the state in 2016.

A conservative nurse with deep roots in the state who will vote with the Trump train is better than a thousand pound supporter of Clinton and the entire left leaning Democratic crockery.

Vukmir is an American first Republican and deserves your support.

Make this go viral in Wisconsin.

The post Midterm 2018 WISCONSIN: Tammy Baldwin vs. Leah Vukmir appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:53

Whistleblower Who Challenged FBIs Profiling And Informant Recruitment Practices Is Sentenced To Four Years In Prison "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former FBI special agent Terry Albury was sentenced to four years in prison for retaining and releasing documents to a media outlet on the FBIs racial profiling, surveillance, and informant recruitment practices.

He accepted an agreement in April, where he pled guilty to two counts of violating the Espionage Act. Both offenses are felonies.

Albury was the only black agent in the region for most of the time that he worked for the FBIs terrorism squad in Minnesota. He was a special agent in the FBIs Minneapolis Field Office from 2012 to August 28, 2017.

His defense attorneys asserted Alburys unauthorized disclosures to the Intercept were an act of conscience, of patriotism, and in the public interest. They were made for no personal gain whatsoever.

The documents at issue advanced the discourse necessary in a free society about how to maintain the delicate balance between freedom and security, his attorneys added. He was endeavoring to resolve what for him became an insurmountable moral conflict between his role as an FBI agent sworn to uphold the written law and his personal commitment to social justice and human rights.

The federal court in Minnesota was urged to approve a sentence, where Albury was placed on probation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions celebrated the sentencing of Albury and declared, We are conducting perhaps the most aggressive campaign against leaks in [the Justice Departments] history.

Todays sentence should be a warning to every would-be leaker in the federal government that if they disclose classified information, they will pay a high price, Sessions added.

U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia stated, Albury transmitted classified information not just to one hostile foreign power but to every hostile foreign power with the ability to pick up a newspaper or access the Internet.

Terwilligers argument is identical to the argument U.S. military prosecutors pursued against former Pfc. Chelsea Manning, when they accused her of aiding the enemy by disclosing documents to WikiLeaks. Their pursuit of that charge was widely viewed as a threat to press freedom.

This was not whistleblower activity, Terwilliger continued. Albury made no attempts to engage in any of the legitimate whistleblower processes available to him, and instead chose to betray his oath and his colleagues by leaking classified national defense information to the press.

As described in the sentencing memorandum submitted by Alburys attorneys, he became an FBI agent in the late 1990s because he wanted to help stop sex trafficking. He worked on the FBIs Crimes Against Children Unit, which handled child sexual abuse and child sex tourism cases....

02:38

Kyrsten Sinema Spread Wild Conspiracy Theories About George W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shes running against a former fighter pilot in a race that shouldnt be tight. But McSally has picked up ground since and is now ahead by some reports after Sinemas background has all come tumbling out. Via Free Beacon: A newly released email sent by Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in 2002 accuses former []

02:00

Sorry, It Isn't Only Slimy Republicans Who Sell Their Votes To Corporate PACs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bankster by Nancy Ohanian

I admit, I was one of the people complaining that Congressional Progressive Caucus members didn't spend enough time and energy raising money-- which had a lot to do with why Pelosi didn't take them seriously and wound up helping the New Dems take over the caucus. Now DCCC recruitment ignores progressives and stocks the House Democratic caucus up with Blue Dogs and New Dems. I may have pushed them too much. Now some of them are turning into corporate whores.

One top CPC staffer reminded me that CPC members "didn't raise money and didn't pay dues" and that that was why none of them ever got beyond DCCC regional vice chair.

Things have changed according to a story that Ryan Grim did this week for The Intercept that a pissed off member of the CPC sent me.
In April, the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced that it was going to be drawing a line: Its political action committee would no longer accept corporate campaign donations.

If we are going to end the influence of corporations and special interests in government, we have to start by not relying on their support, said caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-WI). Only by being fully independent of their financial influence can we prioritize people over corporations.

...

01:58

President Trump MAGA Rally, Missoula, Montana 8:30pm EST Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tonight President Trump is in Missoula, Montana for a campaign rally to benefit republican Matt Rosendale in his bid to unseat Democratic Senator Jon Tester in the upcoming midterm election.  Anticipated start time for POTUS is 8:30pm EST with rally Continue reading

01:42

Congressional Testimony: James Baker Today, Nellie Ohr Tomorrow Special Session for Rosenstein Next Week. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former FBI chief legal counsel James Baker appeared before a joint committee in congress today for his second round of questioning about the DOJ and FBI activity during the 2016 presidential election.  Nellie Ohr is scheduled to appear tomorrow. Previously Continue reading

01:37

Kristen Bell Blasts Prince Charming For Kissing Snow White Without Her Permission "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is there nothing they dont twist? Via Washington Times: Actress Kristen Bell, who played the voice of Anna in Disneys Frozen, argued there are plots points in the 1930s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that could be problematic for young children. Mrs. Bell, who has two young daughters with her husband, actor Dax []

01:10

Rosenstein to Face Lawmakers For a Closed-Door Transcribed Interview on Capitol Hill Next Week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will face lawmakers on Capitol Hill next week.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced Thursday that Rosenstein will appear on Capitol Hill October 24th for a closed-door, transcribed interview.

The interview will be under oath.

Unfortunately only the House Judiciary and Oversight Chairs and ranking members will be present for the grilling.

Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan will not be interviewing Rosenstein next week which is a huge let down because they have been aggressively pushing back on Rosensteins corruption.

Via House Judiciary Committee:

Washington, D.C. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appear on October 24, 2018, for a transcribed interview conducted by Chairmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy and Ranking Members Jerry Nadler and Elijah Cummings.

A court reporter will be present to record all questions asked and answers provided. The interview will be under oath. The transcript will then be reviewed by the Intelligence Community to avoid the public dissemination of classified or otherwise protected information. Once cleared, the transcript will be publicly available.

The interview will be conducted in a secure setting so all relevant questions can be asked and answered without regard to classification. Present for the interview will be the two chairmen, the two ranking members, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and a court reporter.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was a no-show for last Thursdays Congressional hearing and he is refusing to turn over McCabes memos, which are under subpoena.

GOP lawmakers want to ask Rod Rosenstein about his plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office.

Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosensteins plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office....

01:03

Hurricane Michael Recovery. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For those who know the stages of hurricane recovery, specifically in the deep southeast and Florida region, there is no needed explanation for the importance of this video and the subsequent joy. . For those who dont know this Continue reading

01:00

MSNBC Analyst Defends Warren, Suggests Cherokee Nation is Racist For Criticizing Her "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You knew in a choice of Democrat and power vs. people of color, they would side with the Democrat. Via Newsbusters: Desperate to defend Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warrens disastrous political stunt of taking a DNA test to try to prove Native American heritage, late Thursday morning, MSNBC Political Analyst and SiriusXM Director of Progressive Programming []

00:34

Portland State University Threatens Republican Student Club Over Lars Larson Appearance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The College Republicans chapter at Portland State University was planning to have radio personality Lars Larson broadcast live from campus this Monday, Oct. 22nd, as part of one of the student groups events to support the 2nd Amendment.

That is until university officials were alerted that Lars could possibly maybe might be carrying a lawfully concealed handgun onto campus. The TRIGGERED university officials have jumped into action to shut down the event.

Cythia J. Starke, part of the paper shuffling gaggle of general counsel attorneys for the univeristy, has now issued an ultimatum to both Lars and the student group. Other university officials are threatening to not only cancel the event, but to defund the student group and possibly even expel students if they dont cancel the event.

Theres just one problem for Ms. Starke. There is no state law that prohibits a lawful Concealed Handgun License holder from carrying on public school grounds.

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The reason our event was cancelled.

Posted by Portland State College Republicans on Thursday, October 18, 2018

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00:30

Harvard Discrimination Trial Reveals Ivy League Schools Different SAT Standards For Asian-Americans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The way they do it is they give them a lower personal score, which is subjective, in order to take down their other scores. Via Fox News: Harvard Universitys dean of admissions has testified the Ivy League school applies different SAT score standards to prospective students based on factors such as race, but insisted the []

00:00

Pelosi: If There Is Collateral Damage To Americans Who Dont Share Our Views, So Be It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Unhinged: Nancy Pelosi endorses "collateral damage" against Americans who dont share her views. https://t.co/eEiHXsztl3 pic.twitter.com/KyIwq6ljt9 RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2018 With a little pass of her claw and a shrug of her shoulders, oh well, too bad for them.

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Thursday, 18 October

23:43

President Trump Impromptu Remarks at Joint Base Andrews "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump talks briefly with the media as he departs for a rally in Missoula, Montana.

23:41

JAW-DROPPING: THOUSANDS LINE UP IN COLD for President Trump Rally in Missoula, Montana Photos and Video (Update: Cars Abandoned as Attendees Walk for Miles to Rally) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A veteran reporter who has covered many Trump rallies said of the scene, My jaw dropped at the long, long lines of people and cars. (Update at end from another reporter on scene: Cars abandoned on side of the road four deep, people walking miles to get to rally.)

Thousands of supporters lined up in the cold in Missoula, Montana, before dawn Thursday morning for a campaign rally by President Donald Trump set to start at 6:30 p.m. MDT. Photos and video taken throughout the day show long lines of bundled up supporters. In the afternoon long lines of cars could be seen backed up trying to get to the off-site parking lots for the rally being held at the Minuteman Aviation hangar at Missoula International Airport. Rally attendees are being bused from the parking lots to the hangar.

Trump is expected to speak with the mountains and Air Force One lending a cinematic backdrop for the rally in support of Republican  candidate Matt Rosendale, who is running against incumbent Democrat Senator Jon Tester. Rosendale was elected the state Auditor in 2016 after previous elections to the state House and Senate.

An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 were expected at the rally, but that appears to be a huge underestimate. One relatively late arrival filmed the line of people and cars Thursday afternoon.

Phil Drake, Helena bureau repo...

23:39

Ohio Prisons Uphold Year-Long Communications Ban Against Incarcerated Activist Who Supported National Prison Strike "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ohio state prison officials denied an appeal by Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan against the one-year restriction placed on his phone and email use after he spoke publicly in support of the 2018 prison strike.

The restrictionsand the case that led to themare yet another example of the lengths prison officials will go to police the political speech of prisoners and punish those who express support for protest, particularly the prison strike movement.

Hasan is prohibited from making phone calls or using email until August 13, 2019, unless the warden intervenes.

He is currently on death row in connection with the 1993 rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising, which began as a protest by Muslim prisoners against an attempted forced medical procedure by prison officials that violated their religious beliefs. As such, he is already subject to significant isolation. By forbidding him from using phone and emailhis two primary connections to the outside worldthat isolation will intensify.

Hasan denied the charges against him, rebutting them and criticizing the disciplinary process in an appeal filed August 22. He maintained the restrictions will not deter him from speaking out for human rights for incarcerated people and exercising his right to speech and protest.

On September 27, his appeal was denied with little-to-no explanation.

Shadowproof previously reported on the retaliation Hasan faced for speaking in support of the national prison strike. Since then, new details from the hearing, including new allegations against him, have emerged.

Hasans case was heard by what is known as a Serious Misconduct Panel (SMP), an administrative disciplinary body. It is supposed to be more rigorous than the the prisons Rules Infraction Board, which has handled his conduct reports in the past.

The SMP is authorized to rule on misconduct that qualifies a prisoner for a more restrictive housing placement. As a result of the proceedings, Hasan was moved to one such housing unit.

The way the process unfolded led Hasans supporters to characterize the SMP as a kangaroo court.

Hasan was accused by the SMP of violating five rules for prisoner conduct, which included rioting or encouraging a riot, engaging in or encouraging a protest or work stoppage, conducting business operations with anyone outside the prison without permission, and using phone or mail in furtherance of criminal activity.

None of the witnesses Hasan requested were permitted to testify at his hearing. He was not given access to the complete record of evidence or charges against...

23:32

History Repeating Jamal Khashoogi and Mohamed Bouazizi as Tools "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump represents an existential geopolitical threat to decades of advanced leftist policy (political globalists); predicated on the proposition that all national sovereignty should be erased in favor of an open-border society.  A one world order with a central planning Continue reading

22:31

North Carolina Farm Guides Cotton Pickers Reference During School Group Tour Called A Racial Slur "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another one for the bean counters. Via Charlotte Observer: A family farm in south Charlotte is denying accusations that a tour guide was being racist in referencing cotton pickers while addressing school children from Thomasboro Academy, a public school on the citys west side. Thomasboro Academy school volunteer Kathy Capps said the teachers who accompanied []

22:29

Krysten Sinema Shows Utter Disgust For Arizona in March 2018 Speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Taliban sympathizer and anti-war activist Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), expressed her utter disgust with Arizona in a speech given in March of this year. Sinema is running against war veteran Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ).

Video of Sinemas speech shows her twisting her face into a look of sheer disgust when she mentions running for the the state House and then state Senate in Arizona. Sinema then boasts that she won.

Video clip posted by the National Republican Senate Committee on Thursday:

A different edit was posted by The Reagan Battalion:

The Washington Free Beacon reported the details on the speech:...

22:28

Michael Roberts: Marxs Laws of Motion in 30 Minutes + Cliff Bowman: Marxs Theory of Economic Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad swpTvUk on Aug 9, 2018 Marxs Theory of Economic Crisis CliffBowman on May 5, 2009 A short explanation of why the world economy is in a mess, from Karl Marx. Read by me, Cliff Bowman. See also: Michael Roberts Blog from the archives: Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America! Brendan M. Cooneys Law of []

22:20

Voters Want Revenge-- This Is What An Anti-Red Wave Looks Like "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Very few voters give a damn about the shitload of crap candidates the DCCC has recruited from coast to coast. The only thing worse than the garbage candidates the DCCC has manufactured-- from ex-CIA spy Abigail Spanberger, who uses Trump talking points in her vomit-inducing anti-immigrant ad, to "ex"-Republican multimillionaires on the West Coast-- are their dreadful Republican opponents. But that difference makes all the difference in the world right now. Voters are angry-- angry at Trump and angry at the congressional Republicans who have enabled him and who have advanced a toxic agenda that is hurting people and threatening their families. See that picture up top? That's what this election is all about. That's why the Republicans are going to lose dozens of seats, not just to GREAT candidates like these, but to worthless, anti-progressive candidates the DCCC took great pains to get into place. No one is excited to vote for these candidates aside from they being the weapons to use against Trump and his rubber-stamps. It's not a blue wave; it's an anti-red wave.

As Ally Mutnick reported yesterday for the National Journal, more than 90 Republican incumbents were outraised by their Democratic opponents. Democratic candidates, she wrote, "arent just beating Republicans at the fundraising game-- theyre annihilating them." Luckily for the GOP, they have corrupt, self-serving billionaires like Sheldon Adelson, the Kochs, etc, to make up the gap, at least in part. But it's not enough... at least so far.
Ninety-two Republican incumbents were outraised by a challenger in the third quarter of 2018, a sharp increase from the 56 outraised in the second quarter. And that topline doesnt even fully capture the scope of Democrats cash advantage. More than 50 of...

22:16

Secretary Mike Pompeo Discusses Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the sketchy disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.  At the 30,000 foot level the controversy is Persians -vs- Saudi Arabs. The Washington Post, western Continue reading

22:16

What Happened To Harvard? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After a long list of Harvards luminaries   something went terribly wrong     and now we have todays Harvard      

22:13

Midterm 2018 Nevada: Dean Heller vs. Jacky Rosen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dean Heller is a much-liked first term Republican Senator from Nevada.

He is the dean of the entire NV delegation in Congress.

President Trump has singled him out for all his efforts and has backed him resoundingly.

He votes right on health care, immigration, human trafficking, Israel, guns, school safety, and abortion.

He is also chairman of the Western Caucus, which means he knows and supports all the issues near and dear to Western states.

His opponent is a wacky Democrat, Jacky Rosen with ties to the gambling industry. She is a left of center Democrat in the US House with few accomplishments.

Nevada is a swing state.

Hilary Clinton won it in 2016.

It may lean rightward but in recent presidential elections it backed Obama and Clinton narrowly.

Senator Heller voted to confirm judge Kavanaugh.

RealClearPolitics polls show Heller gaining ground and Rosen stumbling. She has made numerous snafus.

Called a tempestuous race lots of Democrats think and believe they can unseat a decent hard-working, loyal Republican in November.

They have their sites on Heller.

Rosen is their choice.

She is a liberal. With money from California she is personally tied to and very loyal to Nancy Pelosi.

She wants socialized medicine, open borders, higher taxes and less liberty.

Dont let Democrats steal Nevada.

Make this viral in the Silver State!

The post Midterm 2018 Nevada: Dean Heller vs. Jacky Rosen appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:10

Louisiana Court Declares States Non-Unanimous Jury Verdict Scheme Unconstitutional, Motivated By Racial Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A district court in Louisiana ruled the states use of non-unanimous juries is unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment.

The court found the non-unanimous jury verdict scheme in Louisiana was motivated by invidious racial discrimination.

All cases that are currently pending trial and all cases on direct review must now be adjudicated subject ot a unanimous jury requirement, the court ordered. However, prior cases and convictions may not be challenged.

According to the states constitution and a section of the states criminal code, cases involving capital punishment require a unanimous decision by jurors.

But in cases where the punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor, only 10 of 12 jurors are required to find a defendant guilty. Cases where imprisonment is only a possible outcome require an even lower thresholdsix jurors.

The ruling comes as Louisiana residents vote on Amendment 2, a ballot initiative that would require the unanimous agreement of jurors, rather than just 10 of 12 jurors, to convict people charged with felonies.

Louisiana and Oregon are the only states that permit juries to convict defendants without unanimous agreement.

The ruling stems from a case involving Melvin Cartez Maxie, who was convicted for killing Tyrus Thomas in a shoot-out and car chase after a fight at a party in 2013. The court ordered a new trial for Maxie with a unanimous jury verdict for any conviction.

Prosecutors initially sought the death penalty against Maxie, which would have required a unanimous jury to convict him. But in August 2016, they abandoned that pursuit.

The Capital Assistance Project (CAP), which provides legal representation to defendants facing the death penalty, no longer had to represent Maxie. Yet, the organization chose to train less-experienced attorneys and stay on the case.

CAP filed a motion declaring the non-unanimous jury provisions in the constitution and criminal code unconstitutional. The following month, the court held a hearing on the merits of the requirement that Maxie be convicted by a unanimous jury verdict. The court denied that motion.

In 2017, Maxie went to trial and was convicted of second-degree murder.

Maxies attorneys continued to fight, and in July 2018, a hearing was held where they presented testimony on the constitutionality of these provisions.

John Simerman, a journalist for the New Orleans-based newspaper, The Advocate, testified about his series investigating Louisianas non-unanimous jury verdict system,...

22:05

Provocateur James OKeefe Has More Ambush Videos On Key Senate Races, He Tells Secretive GOP Donor Confab "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The notorious conservative activist James OKeefe is at it again. This week, OKeefe  known for undercover videos aimed at embarrassing liberals and Democrats  went after Sen. Claire McCaskill, a centrist Democrat running for re-election in Missouri. Through his nonprofit Project Veritas Action, OKeefe released a video showing McCaskill campaign staffers making comments about their belief that she could be more liberal than some might imagine.

Observers noted after the release that the most purportedly salacious aspect of the film a suggestion that McCaskill carefully conceals her support for gun control is hardly true: McCaskills support for various gun control policy is no secret. She voted for the last major gun control legislation in the Senate in 2013 and has openly campaigned for what she calls common-sense gun safety measures that include expanded background checks for those seeking to purchase firearms.

The attack on McCaskill, however, was only the latest in OKeefes signature style often selectively edited undercover videos featuring contrived and less-than-truthful attacks against liberals and Democrats and its not going to be his last foray into the 2018 midterm elections.

At a gathering attended by Republican politicians and major religious right donors in North Carolina late last month, OKeefe promised more undercover tapes on Democratic Senate candidates.

We have videotapes of U.S. senators staffers, and were going to release them starting next week up until the election.

Im going to tell you, in the coming weeks, my organization, Project Veritas Action, has spent the last year undercover inside the office, OKeefe said, speaking at the Council for National Policy gathering in Charlotte. And all legally filmed, all legally obtained, most of it was filmed outside of federal buildings. But we have hidden cam videotapes of U.S. senators and their staffers, and were going to release them starting next week up until the election.

Prodded by Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council president who had introduced him at the podium, OKeefe noted that he would begin by releasing a video on the Missouri Senate race, followed by Arizona, then Florida and &...

22:00

Maine Professor Who Offered College Credit To Lobby Sen. Susan Collins Now Barred From Teaching "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tuition is too damn high. Via Press Herald: A retired University of Southern Maine professor has been barred from teaching in the UMaine system after she offered students a pop-up course for credit to take a bus to Washington, D.C., with demonstrators urging Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. []

21:58

21:49

Real environmentalism: Trump signs bill to save oceans from plastic trash "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Touting themselves as environmentalists, Obama and the Democrats had eight years to do it, but they didnt leaving the problem to grow into truly monstrous proportions. But the GOP-majority Congress is doing something about it, and President Trump, reviled Continue reading

21:30

Rosenstein Talks To Press, But Not To Congress; Republicans Irate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The media helping him craft the narrative. Via Washington Examiner: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein doesnt give many press interviews. But he did, on Wednesday, invite a Wall Street Journal reporter to the Justice Department for what the Journal called an expansive conversation. Rosenstein talked about the Robert Mueller Trump-Russia special counsel investigation, calling it []

21:20

A CLARIFICATION "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yesterday I wrote a post in which I argued that Democrats need to tell voters that it's dangerous to vote for any Republican. One of the responses in comments was this:

Makes perfect sense if your sole electoral strategy is to poach moderate Republican voters.
But that wouldn't be the main reason to do this. The main reason would be to remind occasional Democratic voters why they always need to turn out.

It's widely known that older, whiter, more conservative voters turn out to vote at higher rates than people in other voter groups. Maybe it's just because they're more civic-minded -- but it also may be because the politicians they vote for, and the political media sources to which they pay attention, incessantly warn them that the Democratic barbarians are at the gate, and that it's up to them to ensure that the gate stays barred. This has been the message on the right for years: Vote Republican at every level of government because the alternative is big government! higher taxes! Nancy Pelosi! New demons get added to the list -- Maxine Waters! George Soros! MS-13! mobs! -- but the message is the same: Don't ever let your guard down because the evil Democrats are coming.

I'd like Democrats to vote in every election. Maybe more of them would if they always believed that Republican victories place our society in extreme peril. They should believe that, because it's true.

21:16

Former FBI Agent Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Leaking Documents to Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Former FBI Agent Terry James Albury (left)

In March, federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota revealed the Justice Department charged Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent who aimed to blow the whistle on the bureaus systemic biases, for leaking a secret document to the media.

On Thursday, Mr. Albury was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release, reported kstp.

Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent in Minnesota, was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release on Thursday in U.S. District Court..

Albury admitted that he leaked documents to a reporter from The Intercept, an online news publication. He worked as an FBI Special Agent at the field office in Minneapolis at the time of the disclosure in 2016-2017. He was also working as a liaison with the Department of Customs and Border Protection at MSP International Airport during that same time period.

He was charged with one count of unauthorzed disclosure of national defense information, and one count of retention of national defense information. Albury pleaded guilty in federal court in April of 2018. At the time of his guilty plea, Alburys attorneys released a statement saying Albury was acting out of conscience, and that he felt troubled, alleging racism within the FBI.

The post Former FBI Agent Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Leaking Documents to Media appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:01

Trump Says Fake News Associated Press Screwed Up His Election Comment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is already gospel. Via Washington Examiner: President Trump on Wednesday called the Associated Press fake news for turning a quote from an interview he gave into a misleading headline. AP headline was very different from my quote and meaning in the story. They just cant help themselves. FAKE NEWS! Trump said on Twitter. In a []

20:41

Ted Malloch: JOBS or MOBS? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by: Ted Malloch author of The Plot to Destroy Trump

On November 6th which will it be?

Does America want more Jobs or rule by Mobs?

The choice is yours to make.

Will we keep Republicans in charge?
or
Usher in a dangerous replacement by Democrats who want to end the high road and according to Obama Attorney General Eric Holder; kick them when theyre down.

And he was US Attorney General, the chief law officer, under Obama.

The choice could not be clearer.

The Democrat elite wants globalism, open borders, an end to the Second Amendment, more taxes, Obamacare, and an IMPEACHMENT of President Trump.

We have witnessed their mobocracy over the past few weeks.

Spew hate, lambaste the rule of law, scream and spit in the face of legitimately elected political leaders, deface public statues, fight on the streets inciting civil unrest, push people out of restaurants and public spaces, and do maximum damage to any persons and their private property with whom you disagree. They shot and tried to kill a Republican Congressman playing baseball.

On CNN apparently they dont like the M word.

That is for Mob.

The Democrat policy has transmuted into a desperate form of mobocracy.

Hillary Clinton herself has called for incivility!

Mobocracy is defined in the dictionary as: a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses.

First used in 1754, this phrase arose in New York City over the coinage revolt.

The term has stuck.

When we see a mob, violence is soon to follow. Reason is dispensed with and anger and hate prevail.

Politics by mob leads to things like the reign of terror in revolutions, assassinations, barricades, lynchings, witch-hunts and the end of civil society.

Democrats are now on the side of disorder, physical violence and warfare against their opponents.

Mind you, and ironically, this is hardly democratic.

If the Dems take control of the Congress in a few short weeks we can expect more and more of the same and an escalation of the means of mass unrest.

This is not peaceful, registered and measured protest, which is a protected right.

In the coming months, we will see the commencement of a movement to impeach Trump and who knows whom else?

...

20:30

Fail: Americans Now More Skeptical Of Women Claiming Sexual Harassment After Year Of #MeToo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Too many allegations without due process taking place. Via Daily Wire: The #MeToo movement was supposed to increase awareness of the supposed danger and oppression American women face constantly. Instead, the movement, which demands men be ruined on mere allegations alone and suggests no allegation is false or exaggerated, seems to have made Americans more []

20:13

Analyzing the New NAFTA Deal Better, But Not by Much "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donald Trump on NAFTA. That was then; this is now.

by Gaius Publius

NAFTA 2.0 is on the horizon, and I wanted to offer an update courtesy of Public Citizen's Trade Watch, the best go-to source on trade agreement issues. Their infographic is here. Click here for their full analysis. I'm excerpting the relevant details below.

Bottom line: The NAFTA 2.0 draft is a mixed bag and will need fixing. It does improve the original agreement, but not by much.

Public Citizen begins this way (emphasis mine):
NAFTA 2.0 Text Analysis

How does NAFTA 2.0 text measure up against the essential changes we have demanded to stop NAFTAs ongoing damage?

After a year of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, the September 30 publication of a revised text revealed some improvements that progressives have long demanded, damaging terms we have long opposed and important unfinished business.

This NAFTA 2.0 text is not the transformational replacement of the corporate-rigged trade-pact model that we have demanded. But if we fight to get swift and certain enforcement of the pacts new labor standards and achieve some other key improvements then the final package Congress will vote on early next year could stop some of NAFTAs continuing, serious damage to people across North America.

Phase II of the battle to replace NAFTA and stop its ongoing job-killing, wage-crushing, environment-trashing destruction starts now!
Congress will vote on this agreement next year, providing Democrats with one more opportunity to show millennials that the Democratic Party is worth supporting in 2020. (Nancy Pelosi, take note: you'll want to oppose this deal.)

"Investor-State Dispute Settlement" Clauses

I've written quite a bit about investor-state dispute settlement clauses in trade agreements. These provisions give "investors" (corporations) the right to sue "states" (sovereign nations) for lost future profits in special tra...

20:04

Rep. Meadows Calls For Rosenstein to Resign Immediately Following James Baker Testimony He Plotted to Oust Trump From Office "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down Thursday following explosive testimony from Comey confidant James Baker.

Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosensteins plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office.

Rep. Meadows emerged from the testimony Thursday calling for Rosenstein to resign immediately.

MEADOWS: Based on additional information weve learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.

He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way hes characterized a number of events.

Rod Rosenstein was a no-show for an interview with Congress last Thursday and he continues to defy investigators requests for McCabes memos.

James Baker previously told Congressional investigators that Rosensteins plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office was not a joke as the DAG claimed.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year spoke with DOJ and FBI officials about wearing a wire and secretly recording President Trump to be able to build a case that Trump is unfit to hold office.

DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trumps removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Times...

20:00

Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of NC State Trooper Identified "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Traffic stops arent routine. Via WBTV: Prosecutors have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop in Columbus County early Wednesday morning. According to officials, Raheem Davis, 20, of Chadbourn has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Trooper Kevin Conner. First []

19:31

Ole Miss Professor Calls For Harassing Republicans At Restaurants, Sticking Fingers In Their Salads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He will end up tossing salad. Via Washington Times: The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. Dont just interrupt a Senators meal, yall, James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. []

19:30

Adult Migrant Caught Faking as Unaccompanied Minor Arrested by Feds at Texas-Mexico Border "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Border Patrol officer in El Paso, Texas arrested an adult male for fraudulently claiming to be an unaccompanied minor at the port of entry.

How could this be? The fake news media says all migrants are helpless women and toddlers seeking a better life

Breitbart reported:

A CBP officer working immigration inspections at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry observed a man, a pregnant female, and other migrants approaching his station. A member of a non-governmental organization escorted the group from Mexico into the U.S. to make an asylum claim, according to CBP officials on Wednesday.

The male traveling with the pregnant woman allegedly claimed to be an unaccompanied minor and presented the Guatemalan birth certificate of his underage cousin. The officer reportedly determined the man presented the document fraudulently and is actually a 21-year-old adult. The officer arrested the man, who will face federal charges for making false or misleading representations at the border.

The officer identified the Guatemalan man as Baltazar Almicar Nolasco Pascual. He is now in the El Paso County jail awaiting prosecution for the alleged immigration violation. Officers processed the pregnant womans entry as a credible fear applicant.

Over 16,000 illegal alien migrant family units were arrested at the southern border in September.

Over 4,000 migrants are now reported  to be in the caravan headed to the U.S.

President Trump issued a blunt warning to Mexico and other Central American nations over their failure to stop illegal migrants and criminal cartels targeting the U.S. southern border, saying he would send the military and shut down the southern border.

The post Adult Migrant Caught Faking as Unaccompanied Minor Arrested by Feds at Texas-Mexico Border ap...

19:22

Jair Bolsonaro Wants Brazilian Cops to Kill More. So Why Are Victims of Police Violence Voting for Him? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: A boy waits as Brazilian soldiers search adults during a 'Mega Operation' conducted by the Brazilian Armed Forces along with police against gang members in seven of Rio's most violent 'favela' communities on August 21, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The children were waiting for adults to be searched nearby as many 'favela' residents were searched both entering and departing the communities during the operation. Brazil has deployed 8,500 members of the armed forces to Rio in an attempt to increase security amidst a spike in violence and crime. In the first six months of 2017 there were 3,457 homicides in Rio state, the highest level of violence seen there since 2009. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

19:05

Professor Was Improperly Punished for Israel Boycott Actions, Says Academic Group Cited in Punishment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold speak at a symposium at University of Michigan on Jan. 30, 2018.

19:00

Commanding General Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan Survives Taliban Sneak Attack, Afghani Officials Killed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But the important local leaders working with the U.S. wiped out. Via Daily Caller: A gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on a high-level security meeting in Afghanistans Kandahar province, killing three senior provincial officials and wounding three members of the U.S.-led coalition in attendance. The target of the attack, which was []

18:35

Elizabeth Warren Tries Once Again To Explain Her Claim To Be Native American And Its Hilarious "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She just keeps burying herself. Via Daily Wire: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be Native American when a DNA study showed she has as little as .09% Indian blood, is still trying to explain away her assertion. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for re-election who President Trump has dubbed Pocahontas for her claim, released []

18:11

Lindsey Graham Says Leftists Spat At Him Over Brett Kavanaugh Support "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thats vile. Theyre lucky 2.0 didnt go nuclear on them. Via Washington Examiner: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says people spat at him over his support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Graham asked Fox and Friends viewers on Tuesday whether they wanted to have their government run by a mob or rule of law. What []

18:08

VIDEOS: Whacked Liberal Caught Stealing Ted Cruz Signs; Cruz Harassed at Airport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two videos posted recently illustrate the civility divide between liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. Both videos involve Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), with one showing how Cruz reacts in a civil manner while being harassed as he is trying to catch a plane and the other showing a crazed liberal stealing Cruz yard signs.

First, Ted Cruz at the airport, most likely Reagan National, where he was tailed and harangued by a liberal woman over his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Next, video by Alfredo Ramos of  a man stealing and ripping up Ted Cruz yard signs in the hipster Montrose neighborhood of Houston. The thief starts out acting calm and deliberate, then has an on camera meltdown that some observers see as demonic. The thief returns to a hipster coffee house to pick up his drink.

Screen captures:

...

18:01

Federal Judge Says State Department Provided False Statements to Derail Lawsuits Over Hillary Clintons Private Server "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is still fighting to get Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her private email server.

Thanks to Judicial Watch, the public became aware of Hillary Clintons private email server. Clinton used a private email account to conduct official business while she was the head of the Department of State in order to conceal her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play and influence peddling.

On Friday, a federal judge told Judicial Watch in a court hearing that he was shocked Hillary Clintons aide-turned-lawyer Cheryl Mills was given immunity. The federal judge also said the State Department provided false statements to derail the lawsuits over Hillary Clintons private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and what we now know turned out to be the Secretarys email system.

Via Judicial Watch:

Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Judge Lamberth said that he was dumbfounded by the agencys Inspector General report revealing that Cheryl Mills had been given immunity and was allowed to accompany former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her FBI interview:

I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.

(In an April 28, 2008, ruling relating to Mills conduct as a White House official in responding to concerns about lost White House email records, Judge Lamberth called Mills participation in the matter loathsome. He further stated Mills was responsible for...

17:38

TN Restaurant That Hosted Event For GOP Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn Gets Death Threats, Called Nazi "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mob is at it again. Via The Wilson Post: Courtneys Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said hes experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said hes been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his []

17:28

New Documents Bolster Case that Border Patrol Retaliated Against Humanitarian Group "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When volunteers with a faith-based humanitarian group in Arizona published a report earlier this year detailing the systematic destruction of water jugs left for migrants in the Sonoran Desert, they made a point of first reaching out to the agency implicated in the destruction: the U.S. Border Patrol.

At 8:23 a.m., on January 17, the day the report was released, the humanitarian group, known as No More Deaths, emailed the Border Patrol Tucson sector public affairs office a copy of their findings. Included with the report was video of Border Patrol agents engaged in the destruction of water jugs. By the end of the day, those images would go viral, garnering more than a quarter million views on Facebook alone. Hours after the report was published, a caravan of law enforcement vehicles descended on a building in the unincorporated community of Ajo, Arizona, that No More Deaths volunteers have openly used for more than three years.

As No More Deaths report and video footage was circulating online, a pair of plainclothes Border Patrol agents had set up a surveillance post overlooking the property, known locally as the Barn. The agents observed two men who they determined were undocumented. The men were in the company of an Ajo resident whose name the agents already knew, Scott Warren, a college instructor whose work with No More Deaths and other organizations committed to preventing the loss of life in one of the deadliest stretches of the U.S.-Mexico divide was hardly secret.

With support from deputies with the Pima County Sheriffs Department, the Border Patrol rushed in. Warren was arrested along with the migrants and accused of providing them with food, water, and shelter over the course of three days. Indicted by a grand jury on two counts of harboring and one count of conspiracy in February, Warren faces two decades in prison if convicted.

From the beginning, this timeline of events the release of the No More Deaths report followed by the arrest of one of its longtime volunteers has raised questions. Chief among them: Did the Border Patrol arrest an activist to get back at his organization for making the agency look bad? And did the U.S. Attorneys Office in Arizona, after years of largely leaving No More Deaths alone, chose to aggressively prosecute the case as part of some broader Trump-era effort to intimidate border activists?

With hundreds of human remains found along the border each year, and the Trump administration hellbent on deporting as many people as possible, including people with deep roots in the country and str...

17:01

Watch: Crazy Wild Eyed Leftist Rips Up Ted Cruz Signs In Houston "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WATCH: Crazed Man Destroys Ted Cruz Campaign Signs In Houston; Tells Supporter He Doesnt Belong In The Neighborhood pic.twitter.com/IArg9itSXF Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 18, 2018 Leftists gone wild. Via Daily Wire: Ted Cruz has had his bouts with hyperventilating members of the Left recently, such as hysterical women confronting him in airports and badgering him []

16:32

Macron Dropping Like a Stone "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest Post by: Nicolas Bay, Member of the European Parliament, for France, Co-President of the ENF Group

Nile Gardiners words, This is a president who cannot lead his people let alone lead the globe, are very accurate.

Emmanuel Macrons decline in popularity is both national and global. And the drop-off is very dramatic, indeed.

He is falling like a dead weight on the French stage.

Macron was elected on the promise of renewal and profound change.

In fact, he is the latest avatar of a dying model, cast in the mould of Tony Blair, Matteo Renzi, and Barack Obama: deregulation and disruption of public services, lowering all commercial barriers, abolition of physical borders, as well as the forced march towards a European federalism.

He is increasingly isolated. The new lyse treaty planned to be signed with Mrs Merkel has failed, exactly like his numerous European tours.

The total opening of the country to massive, unassimilable immigration and unfair competition from manufactured or agricultural goods is surprise, surprise not a recipe for success.

It has proven to be the exact opposite.

The truth is that Macrons model, both on the European and global scene, is weakened and outdated.

In Europe, national forces wanting to protect their peoples are booming, in countries like Hungary, Poland, or our allies in the Lega in Italy and the FP in Austria.

This is also the case in the rest of the world India, Russia, China, and of course with Donald Trump in the United States.

In France, the new world brandished by Macron is proving to be a caricature of the old one: measures that lower purchasing power, raise unemployment and impose new taxes.

Macron has continued the same policy of his socialist predecessors, who have largely rallied to him.

He does not represent a new political force, but rather the synthesis of the previous ones, from centre-left to centre-right, with all their pitfalls and renunciations.

Emmanuel Macron, whose main strength was the mastery of his own communication, has also suffered a series of personal failures.

The latest is his inability for almost two weeks now, to replace his Minister of the Interior, revealing his isolation and decline even more so. He was the second minister to slam the door on Macron, after Nicolas Hulot did so in September.

Macron had been able to benefit from a state of grace that nevertheless has quickly va...

16:23

Antifa Guy Tells 9/11 Widow Her NYPD Husband Should F**king Rot In His Grave, Then Runs When Men Approach Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Warning for vile language: WATCH THIS ANIMAL: Antifa protester tells 9/11 NYPD widow "YOUR HUSBAND SHOULD FUC*ING ROT IN THE GRAVE"; Occured in downtown Portland, Oregon pic.twitter.com/5ElvFlNTBU Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 18, 2018 And heres what happened to him later, check around 1:30, where Patriot Prayer then engages this character and makes him run away. []

16:01

Florida Handed $200 Million to Rick Scott Donor Amid Massive Contribution to Scotts Super PAC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Florida state agency invested $200 million with a massive Wall Street private equity firm one week after the firms CEO donated to a Super PAC run by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

The transactions came in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Scott, a Republican, ran the pro-Trump Super PAC at the same time he served as a trustee of the Florida agency, the State Board of Administration. The SBA manages the states investments, about 80 percent of which are for the state pension funds 1 million members and retirees.

On September 26 of that year, Stephen Feinberg, the CEO of the sprawling private-equity firm Cerberus, donated $500,000 to Rebuilding America Now, Scotts pro-Trump Super PAC. In early October, one week later, the SBA made a $200 million commitment to a high-fee, high-risk Cerberus fund, Cerberus FSBA Levered Loan Opportunities Fund LP, according to a statement from the SBA.

Feinberg made another $975,000 contribution to Scotts Super PAC one month later, on November 3, making Feinberg its fifth-largest donor.

Scott is one of three trustees of the SBA, but neither the SBA investments nor the Cerberus donations appear to violate any state or federal rules. And the Cerberus investments represent a small fraction of the Florida pension funds more than $150 billion in assets.

Scotts office referred inquiries to his campaign, which did not respond to an emailed request for comment. A Cerberus spokesperson emailed a statement that said, Cerberus Capital Management adheres to the strongest compliance and ethical standards and all political donations by employees are subjected to compliance review and clearance.

John Kuczwanski, a spokesperson for the SBA, said that the funds decision-makers would not have been aware of the donation. Neither the Trustees nor their appointed members to the Investment Advisory Council (IAC) are involved in the selection of investments. The Trustees specifically, pursuant to Florida Statute and powers granted to them, hire the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer to manage and make all investment decisions. Any suggestion that politics influenced the SBAs investment decision on the Cerberus FSBA Levered Loan Opportunities Fund is baseless and without merit...

15:54

FBI and DOJ Didnt Catch Yesterdays Indicted Leakers (Treasury IG Did) but They Did Cover Up One of Their Names "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The indictment of US Treasury officials yesterday is more important than first thought. As we reported the individuals indicted have close ties to demoted DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr and Mueller team corrupt attorney Andrew Weissman!  Is this why the FBI and DOJ covered up one of their names?

On Tuesday, 40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, was arrested and criminally charged for leaking confidential financial documents relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

Ms. Edwards leaked the FinCEN documents to Jason Leopold, a reporter for BuzzFeed according to Wednesdays announcement by Manhattan federal prosecutors. Hidden in the DOJ complaint is the fact that Edwardss BOSS at FinCEN is a criminal co-conspirator and he holds the title of Associate Director.

Investigative reporter Sean Davis reported that there are only six positions at FinCEN with that title (associate director)

Additional reporting from Sean Davis shows that one of the Assistant Directors at FinCEN is Thomas Ott. Mr. Ott worked for Fusion GPS collaborator Bruce Ohr at the DOJ. Also, Mr. Ott worked for RICO with Andrew Weissman at the DOJ

Weissman is part of the Mueller witch hunt. He is known...

15:30

Pakistani Islamists Call For Jihad Against The Netherlands Over Mohammed Cartoon Contest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As expected. LAHORE, Pakistan Those convicted of dishonoring the Prophet Muhammad or desecrating the Koran in Pakistan face the death penalty one of the harshest punishments in the Islamic world. But the harshness doesnt stop at the South Asians countrys borders. Many Pakistanis, whose nation was birthed as a harbor and homeland for []

15:30

President Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump issued a blunt warning to Mexico and other Central American nations over their failure to stop illegal migrants and criminal cartels targeting the U.S. southern border, saying he would send the military and shut down the southern border. Trump made his threat in tweet storm Thursday morning in which he said the newly negotiated trade deal with Mexico would take second place to border security.

Over 4,000 migrants are now reported  to be in the caravan headed to the U.S.

A horde of thousands migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries  on an organized  to the U.S. are approaching the Mexican border. Mexico is reportedly sending federal police to stop them.

Over 16,000 illegal alien migrant family units were arrested at the southern border in September.

I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S..

.In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..

.The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!

...

15:23

Open Thread 2018-54 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

News & views not related to Khashoggi ...

Open Thread 2018-54 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

News & views not related to Khashoggi ...

15:00

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down On 1/1,024th: I Should Have Clarified That Im Not An Actual Tribe Member "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She is a documented, undocumented Native American. Via Daily Mail: Sen. Elizabeth Warren isnt ready to agree with critics that releasing an analysis of her own DNA to prove she has an American Indian ancestor backfired. But she did tell The Boston Globe that she wishes she had been more careful to distinguish between her []

14:57

A MILLION ORDINARY DEAD PEOPLE IS A STATISTIC, BUT THE DEATH OF ONE OF US IS A TRAGEDY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

To explain why the death of Jamal Khashoggi has inspired much greater outrage than, say, the cruelties of the war in Yemen, Max Fisher of The New York Times turns to a familiar quote attributed to Stalin:

Any reporter who has covered a humanitarian disaster should understand what Stalin is once reported to have said to a fellow Soviet official: The death of one person is a tragedy, but the death of one million is a statistic.

... It is not easy to wrap ones mind around thousands of deaths. It becomes an abstraction of geopolitics, economics, conflict dynamics of statistics.

But a single death can be understood in the more relatable terms of, say, a grieving father or a desperate spouse. Or a murdered journalist, like Mr. Khashoggi.
Yes, but if one death is a tragedy, why did the media single this one out? I think the answer is obvious: The elite media focused on Khashoggi because he's one of their own, not just a columnist but a columnist for one of America's prestige newspapers. I'm not sure the broad general public was clamoring for saturation coverage of this story -- it was a choice made by editors in American journalism's upper reaches because it involved a colleague. The general public might be interested now because the specifics of the assassination are so gruesome and lurid. But even now I don't think the story matters as much to the average American as it does to the press.

I also suspect that, for the press, Mohammed bin Salman is serving as a proxy for President Trump -- not just because the Trump family has significant ties to Saudi Arabia, but because Trump is waging a war on the press in America. I think many journalists have been expecting Trump's anti-media campaign to turn violent, whether at the hands of one of his supporters or -- although this still seems like a line Trump won't cross yet -- in the form of a campaign of physical intimidation launched from the White House. In America we're not there yet, but here's a head of state who's a Trump crony killing a journalist who was a U.S. resident. That's close.

It's good that we're paying attention to this story. It's causing America to question the usual U.S. deference to the Saudis. Also, it might be drawing more attention to the corruption of the Trump family. (However, I think most ordinary Americans believe that every plutocrat does dodgy things, and, really, how can you not when the laws are so complicated and everyone else you're dealing with has dubious morals? That's why I think the big New York Times story about Trump's money was a dud -- that and the fact that the dodges and ruses described in the story were complex and difficult to understand.)

I'd like this story to matter. To most Americans, I don...

14:47

Red Wave Rising! Early Requests and Returns Show a Huge Red Wave Coming! Republican Early Voting Even Greater than 2016! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Early ballots show a huge increase in voting in favor of Republicans.  It looks like our prediction is holding up!

On June 23, 2018, we reported that the 2018 Mid-terms would be a referendum on government corruption and because of this President Trump and the Republicans would win big.  This was before Democrats made up trumped up charges against a good man Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

After the Kavanaugh hearings, where Judge Kavanaugh was wrongfully accused by the Democrats of being a gang rapist, the tide changed.  We made our prediction on the election and we stated that a huge red wave was coming.  Our mid-term prediction on October 2nd was that the Republicans would win big in the Senate and would keep the House.

Now there are some signs that the tide is turning red!  Early balloting shows that Democrats are a little less than their 2016 early returns which is expected.  The bigger news is that Republicans are ahead of their 2016 early ballot pace!

In a series of tweets Larry Schweikart shows that early returns are shockingly strong for Republicans.

Larry first explains that he doesnt do polls. He uses actual numbers

Larry explains that he examines ballot requests and ballot returns by party and in 2016 party ID was the single best predictor of a vote according to Pew [Research] and that party switchers in 2016 were 2 to 1 in favor of Democrats voting Republican

14:45

Breaking: Yesterdays Indicted Leakers Are Linked to Mueller Team Member ANDREW WEISSMANN and DOJ Fusion GPS Collaborator BRUCE OHR "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The indictment of US Treasury officials yesterday is more important than first thought.  The individuals indicted have close ties to demoted DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr and Mueller team corrupt attorney Andrew Weissmann!

On Tuesday, 40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Departments  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, was arrested and criminally charged for leaking confidential financial documents relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

Ms. Edwards, who leaked the documents related to the Manafort case, was interviewed by Ronan Farrow six months ago. It now looks like that was an attempt by her to set herself up as a whistle blower rather than the leaker she is

Ms. Edwards leaked the FinCEN documents to Jason Leopold, a reporter for BuzzFeed according to Wednesdays announcement by Manhattan federal prosecutors.  Hidden in the DOJ complaint is the fact that Edwardss BOSS at FinCEN is a criminal co-conspirator and he holds the title of Associate Director.

Investigative reporter Sean Davis reported that there are only six positions at FinCEN with that title (associate director)

Additional reporting from Sean Davis shows that one of the Assistant Directors at FinCEN i...

14:31

Yes, Elizabeth Warren Is Featured In The Pocahontas Exhibit At The National Museum Of The American Indian "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some had reservations whether she would be featured or not. Via Daily Caller: The political world was confused Monday when Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a controversial DNA test that was years in the making. Warren has claimed for the better part of four decades that she is part Cherokee. The []

14:30

Rush Limbaugh Debunks Khashoggi Apple Watch Narrative: Its Not Possible "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a huge risk in entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week to try to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife.

The Saudi critic and WaPo contributor Khashoggi was murdered inside the embassy.

He entered the Saudi embassy but never emerged.

Last Thursday Ali Al-Ahmed the Gulf Institute Director told Charles Payne on Making Money that Khashoggis murder was recorded by his watch.

Via Making Money:

But Rush Limbaugh blew that entire narrative apart.

Rush explained to his audience how it would have been impossible for Khashoggi to record his own death on an Apple Watch inside Turkey.

Via The Rush Limbaugh Show:

I just I knew its impossible. Theres no way that Jamal Khashoggis watch could have recorded anything that happened to him, and theres no way it could have transmitted it or transferred it to his iPhone, which was in the possession of his fiance in the car in the parking lot of the consulate. Theres just no way, especially since Apple has yet to activate LTE service on watches sold and operated in Turkey.

So unless Khashoggi had entered the password for the consulate Wi-Fi network on his watch, which I know he didnt do, because most people dont even know they have to do that. Most people who have a watch dont even know their watch will work on Wi-Fi. Most people think they gotta have the phone right next to the watch and 99% of the time theyre right. But if your watch learns a Wi-Fi network like at your home that your phone logs into regularly, then the phone or the watch can access that Wi-Fi network independently of the phone if youre not close together.

But...

14:14

Thursday Funnies! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

. . . and political truth memes. H/t GiGi ~Eowyn Better than Drudge Report. Check out Whatfinger News, the Internets conservative frontpage founded by ex-military!  

14:00

Revenue Neutral-- Not A Chance... So The GOP Wants To End Medicare, Medicaid And Social Security-- Will Voters Get Even? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




What could make the anti-red wave bigger and higher? Mitch McConnell. He's already the most despised senator in the whole country but now he's running around salivating over the prospect of destroying Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, the ultimate, decades-long Republican dream. This is exactly what he and Ryan plotted when they passed the enormous and highly unpopular tax-cut for multimillionaires and billionaires last year. They wanted the deficit to scare people so they could cut essential programs, like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. And now McConnell is starting to make his move, even before the election. Listen to his interview (video above) with Bloomberg News.

The GOP plan has always been to blame rising deficits and debt and interest rates on the Democrats' refusal to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Its disappointing, but its not a Republican problem, McConnell said Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about the rising deficits and debt. Its a bipartisan problem: unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.

McConnells remarks came a day after the Treasury Department said the U.S. budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trumps first full fiscal year as president, the result of the GOPs tax cuts, bipartisan spending increases and rising interest payments on the national debt. Thats a 77 percent increase from the $439 billion deficit in fiscal 2015, when McConnell became majority leader.

McConnell said it would be very difficult to do entitlement reform, and were talking about Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, with one party in charge of Congress and the White House.

...

12:01

Why Wont Trump Condemn the Saudis? (Hint: Its Israel. Also, Iran) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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The United States and Saudi Arabia have been friends since 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Saudi Arabias founding king, Abdulaziz, onboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal to strike the deal of the century: Washington would provide the security and Riyadh would provide the oil. Their alliance has held for more than seven decades, even after 9/11, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who brought down the Twin Towers turned out to be Saudi nationals. But now, bizarrely and belatedly, a growing number of U.S. politicians and pundits seem to have turned on the Kingdom and its belligerent young crown prince Muhammad bin Salman since the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2nd. Yet still, plenty of Washington think tankers and pundits, not to mention senior members of the Trump administration, are reluctant to speak out against Saudi Arabia and have been busy smearing Jamal Khashoggi instead. Much of this has to do with Donald Trumps financial interest in Saudi Arabia, as well as the fact that Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are obsessed with Iran, and are bent on going after Iran, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is their key ally in that aggressive endeavor. In this weeks episode, Mehdi Hasan is joined by The Intercepts D.C. bureau chief, Ryan Grim, and the founder of the National Iranian American Council, Trita Parsi, to deconstruct the evil Justice League of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Mohammed bin Salman.


Donald Trump: 
Im not giving cover at all. With that being said, Saudi Arabia has been a very important ally of ours in the Middle East. We are stopping Iran. We have other very good allies in the Middle East, but if you look at Saudi Arabia theyre an ally.

[musical interlude]

Mehdi Hasan: Why is the U.S. so keen to help the Saudis cover-up the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi? Is it a...

10:01

Visitamos Nova Pdua, a cidade que mais votou em Jair Bolsonaro no Brasil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Esta reportagem foi financiada por nossos leitores

M e tem gente aqui que votou no PT?, surpreende-se o padre Ireno Lusa, 81 anos, separando bem as slabas e reforando a tnica aberta de cada palavra, uma das caractersticas da fala de quem nasceu e mora na colnia italiana do Rio Grande do Sul, no corao da serra gacha.

Outras so modificar o som das expresses terminadas em o para n e pronunciar o r invariavelmente sem a fora da letra dupla (rr), por exemplo, usando tera no lugar de terra.

Por isso, quando padre Ireno Lusa informado que na pequena Nova Pdua, onde 82% dos 2.308 eleitores votaram em Jair Bolsonaro, houve 86 votos para o petista Fernando Haddad, ele reage assim: Ma e como, depois de toda roubalhera, vamo votar por esses ladrn?

A cidade concentra o maior percentual de votos para a candidatura do ex-militar de extrema-direita em todo o Brasil, ttulo que ostentado com orgulho pelos paduenses. Tambm foi assim com o Acio na outra eleio, complementa a aposentada Leonice Zanotto, 65 anos, sem esconder a satisfao. De fato, em 2014, 88% dos habitantes escolheram o candidato do PSDB no segundo turno no primeiro, o neto de Tancredo Neves conquistou 78% da preferncia do eleitorado local, os maiores ndices do tucano no pas.

Poucos defendem sua candidatura pelas propostas. E mesmo quem conhece as propostas do candidato no vai muito alm da liberao do porte de armas.

Claro que h saudosistas da ditadura entre os eleitores do capito reformado, mas essa no a regra: um pouco autoritrio, tem um estilo meio dos Estados Unidos que eu no gosto muito, avalia Leonice, que, apesar disso, votou no 17. J Deise Bunai, dona do salo de beleza local, optou por Ciro Gomes, do PDT, por ser mais pacificador e no ter demonstrado tanto dio como da parte do Bolsonaro, mas no tem dvida de que apoiar o militar no segundo turno.

Poucos defendem sua candidatura pelas propostas contidas no plano de governo. E mesmo quem conhece as propostas do candidato do PSL no vai muito alm da liberao do porte de armas. Um trabalhador at lembrou que ele tinha um bom programa para a educao: hoje ningum mais...

09:01

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


by Noah

Comrade Trump is on a pace to beat them all and win the Presidential Indictment Championship. He may even beat them all combined. And we don't even have the full results of the Mueller Investigation yet. So. Much. Winning!

07:15

Nancy Pelosi on Democrat Agenda If Theres Collateral Damage to People Who Dont Share Our Views, Well So Be It (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined the New York Times Paul Krugman on Sunday to discuss various topics such as immigration, Kavanaugh and the Democrats strategy for the midterm elections.

Paul Krugman, whos wrong about everything, sucked up to Nancy Pelosi as he nervously gushed about what a huge honor it was to sit down and interview her.

At one point, Pelosi stuttered and lost her train of thought as she spoke about the Kavanaugh confirmation.

Nancy Pelosi either forgot Justice Brett Kavanaughs name or couldnt bring herself to say his name.

VIDEO:

In the next clip, Nancy Pelosi was asked by Paul Krugman what the Democrat agenda would be if they were to take back the House following the midterms.

Pelosi gave a long-winded answer and mumbled her way through her Democrat talking points about gun safety, LGBT rights, abortion and hey if theres some collateral damage for Republicans along the way, so be it.

Yes, she really said this.

If theres some collateral damage, for some others that dont share our view, well so be it, Pelosi said.

06:20

October 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #637 "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

Thursday October 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

A Victory for Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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The litigation brought by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has had its day of reckoning. The adult-film star who sued the president for defamation not only lost a portion of her lawsuit but was ordered to pay the presidents legal bills. All this was a resounding victory for the freedom of speech.

After the right to life, protected by the Fifth and 14th amendments, and the right to be left alone, protected by the Fourth, the freedom of speech, protected by the First, is our most cherished. James Madison, who drafted the Bill of Rights, was careful to refer to speech as the freedom of speech so as to underscore the Framers unambiguous belief that free speech is pre-political. Stated differently, it existed before the government did and thus did not come from the government. As it does not originate in the government, Madison and company believed it originates in our humanity.

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that Daniels efforts to use the courts to punish the president for his exercising the freedom of speech were frivolous.

Here is the back story.

Daniels claims that she and Trump had a consensual sexual encounter in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in 2006, shortly after Trumps youngest son, Barron, was born. On CBS 60 Minutes program, she told Anderson Cooper of the sexual experience in vivid and graphic detail. Trump has denied many times that he had a sexual encounter with Daniels.

Daniels also told Cooper that she had been with Trump in public after their encounter, and she produced a photo of them together in a public place. She then told him that after she and Trump had ended their friendship, a stranger approached her in the parking lot of a Las Vegas fitness center and threatened to harm her if she failed to keep the existence of her relationship with Trump quiet.

She even produced a sketch of a man she said depicted the person who threatened her. In the same interview, she revealed that Michael Cohen, then Trumps personal lawyer and today a government witness against him, paid her $130,000 to remain quiet about her alleged affair with Trump, and she accepted the money and agreed to stay quiet.

Trump wasnt having any of this. He tweeted that the depiction of the man Daniels claimed threatened her bears a striking resemblance to her former husband a...

When Warren Woke Up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That is Elizabeth Warren in ten seconds of comedy brilliance.  (H/T to @RealHalseyNews for making the connection).

Warren will ultimately be crucified by the very people who put her on a pedestal, the insane Cultural Marxists who will throw her under the bus now for being exactly the person they accuse every other white person in America of being.

Because Warrens stupidity here will only energize Trump supporters to go to the polls to put their thumb on the scale hoping to launch Lizzie and the rest of their lynch mob into the ash bin of history.

Fitting end to one of the most embarrassing political figures of the century.

Reprinted with permission from Gold Goats n Guns.

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The Presidents Economic Betrayal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[From the Rothbard Archive, originally published in The New York Times, September 4, 1971.]

On Aug. 15, 1971, fascism came to America. And everyone cheered, hailing the fact that a strong President was once again at the helm. The word fascism is scarcely an exaggeration to describe the New Economic Policy. The trend had been there for years, in the encroachment of Big Government over all aspects of the economy and society, in growing taxes, subsidies and controls, and in the shift of economic decision-making from the free market to the Federal Government. The most recent ominous development was the bailout of Lock heed, which established the principle that no major corporation, no matter how inefficient, can be allowed to go under.

But the wage-price freeze, imposed in sudden hysteria on Aug. 15, spells the end of the free price system, and therefore of the entire system of free enterprise and free markets that have been the heart of the American economy.

The main horror of the wage-price freeze is that this is totalitarianism, and nobody seems to care. For it is an open secret in Washington that wages and prices cannot be simply and starkly frozen forever, and that ninety days will scarcely be enough to solve any economic problem. It is an open secret that the Administration is planning to use the ninety days to prepare a permanent bureaucracy to administer permanent wage and price controls.

The first challenge to hurl at our Caesar in the White House is not economic but moral: quo warranto? By what right do you use coercion to tell buyers and sellers what prices they may or may not agree upon, or employers and workers what wages they may pay? If two kids are swapping baseball cards, and they decide to swap two Hank Aarons for one Willie Stargell, by what right does a government step in and force the kids to exchange those cards at one for one or whatever other price the government in its wisdom deems proper? By what moral right, and by what constitutional right? What possible stretch of the Constitution gives the President the right to freeze rents in a Sioux City boarding house?

The supposed across-the-board freeze is, in any case, a fraud and a hoax. If it is really universal, why is the President deliberately raising the prices of imported goods, both by the sudden 10 percent surcharge and by devaluing the dollar? If it is really universal, why is the scheduled Oregon cigarette tax increase going into effect? Or is the President saying that a tax is not a price? Why are interest rates not frozen? And, if all prices are to be frozen, how is it that Secretary Connally exulted when the Aug. 15 order increased stock prices by over thirty points? Why is a rise in stock prices good and a rise in other prices evil? Finally, why does the money supply, the increase of which has been responsible for...

Jamal Khashoggi: Where The Road to Damascus "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows known as the Jersey Girls instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: .

Road to Damascus Conversion: Derived from the Biblical story of Paul, the term Damascus road conversion is commonly used to refer to an abrupt about-face on a serious issue of religion, politics or philosophy. In this type of change, a single, dramatic event causes a person to become aligned with something he or she previously was against or support a position that he or she previously opposed.

As a 9/11 widow who has spent the last 17 years fighting for accountability with regard to the 9/11 attacks that killed my husband and 3,000 others, I find the recent uproar over Jamal Khashoggis disappearance and alleged murder interesting and out of character for many of those decrying his disappearance and demanding an investigation and accountability.

Frankly, 9/11 Family members keep a running list of all those in Washington who have proved by their past actions to be against U.S. victims of terrorism and in support of nations like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with a long history of supporting global Wahhabist terrorism. As victims of terrorism, we are ever vigilant and watchful about all those named on our lists. We follow these folks actions, their speeches, their legislation, because we know that they are never looking out for our best interests as U.S. victims of terrorism. As a group, our institutional memory is broad and long. And we never forget.

Thats why we all happened to notice the uncharacteristic behavior of so many of those on our lists with the advent of Jamal Khasoggis disappearance. And it made us wonder why so many people, who had previously always blindly supported the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were now so vociferously jumping Saudi ship.

What had caused this Road to Damascus conversion?

Take for example those who fought against the release of The 28 Pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress(JICI) that detailed the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks for fear that The 28 Pages public release might harm the Saudis reputation and its very special relationship with the United States. A relationship, in large part, based on oil, weapons, money, and shared intelligence operationsthings that have little to do with keeping American citizens safe. https://www...

Affordable Migration: Goodbye Chicago, New York, LA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

People are leaving LA, Chicago, New York, Miami, D.C. and San Jose, in droves, for places with cheaper housing. A Rent Cafe study on Affordable Migration in the US shows people are leaving LA, Chicago, New York, Miami, Washington D.C. and San Jose, in droves, for places with cheaper housing. Texas has five of the top 10 inbound cities.
  • Metro Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Dallas-Fort Worth top the list of areas with the largest net population increases between 2012 and 2017.
  • With a median income just $3,000 less than that in Los Angeles and a rent $1,000 cheaper, Maricopa County has become increasingly popular among those fleeing hot markets like the ones in California. Same goes for the top Texas counties in our list where the median income is above that in Manhattan ($83,500).
  • The top counties for in-migration present great advantages in terms of housing affordability. In this category, the rent is anywhere from 14% to 26% of the median income, while in the top 10 out-migration counties it can reach a whopping 64%.
  • What do Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Washington, D.C. and San Jose metro areas all have in common? Besides high levels of housing unaffordability, these are all places where US residents are leaving in droves. The home price to income ratio ranges here from 6.3 times to 13.2 times the median income, while a renter household earning the median income is considered rent-burdened.

Reasons for Moving

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The Democrats IT Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After spending a year digging into the Democrats covered up I.T. scandal in Congress, I happen to know there is a lot here that Americans arent being allowed to know.  If all this group of I.T. administrators from Pakistan did in Congress doesnt get out, then much of our freedom, which is wrapped up in this story, will be impacted.

The cover-up has been so effective that this isnt happening.  Imran Awan, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)s I.T. aide, got off without jail time or restitution on only bank fraud charges.  Congress got off without paying the price for possible corruption and for allowing a spy ring to run free in Congress.  We cant even be sure that Congress has made the necessary reforms to stop another spy ring from infiltrating and spying on Congress and thereby using stolen data to blackmail a congressman, influence a vote, or just know where members of Congress stand on various pieces of legislation, all of which can impact us.

Emails and other data also could be used by a foreign intelligence service, such as Pakistans ISI, to see where our representatives stand on funding being allocated to a given country or on other issues and, according to sources, that is exactly what likely occurred in this case.

Some sources, most notably current I.T. aides who work for congressmen, have told me that security protocols have been tightened and that they dont think other I.T. aides will be able to get in the door again without first passing background checks.  Nevertheless, Capitol Police wont confirm this or even answer if the laptop theyd found and held as evidence the one Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of Capitol Police with consequences over if it wasnt returned promptly has now been given back to Wasserman Schultz.

The government has conveniently managed this cover-up to protect itself.

Just imagine what might come out if the 44 House members whod employed Imran Awan or one of his associates had to testify in public hearings something Republican House leadership opted not to have.

What might come out if a real investigation took place and if charges were filed for the computer equipment missing from congressional offices some of which was found in at least one home Awan rented?  What if an ethics investigation did take place to find out why Wasserman Schultz kept paying Awan even after hed been booted off the House network for giving false data (an image of a fake server) to Capitol Police?

Might we find out if some of these members of Congress used the slush fund to pay off staffers whod accused them of sexual harassment?  Might we find even worse things?

To keep all theyre hiding from coming out, the investigations done by the FBI, Capitol Police, and the House inspector general were largely smothered an...

The Triumph of Symbol Over Reality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Americans at their best are a pragmatic can do folk, be it Yankee ingenuity or good old fashioned get r done.  We are at our worst when we stray from this pragmatic bent into the misty fields of sacerdotal ideology, which is to say when we ascribe to our pet ideologies a sacred nature, and confer a sainthood, or at the very least, a priestly ordination upon our favored ideologues.  In the antebellum period, abolitionist ideology exercised over the course of time a profound effect upon the Yankee mind.  More and more northerners, even those whom the abolitionists annoyed, came to accept the idiocy of the slave power conspiracy.  For the innocent and uninitiated, this conspiracy theory asserted that southern slaveholders were planning to use the powers of the federal government to expand slavery into the territories and throughout the Union.  Once this was accomplished, free white labor would be degraded, and the stout wheat farmers of the Midwest would find themselves enslaved.  Of course this was nonsense.

During the crisis of the 1850s Southerners did insist on being allowed equal access to the territories, which did mean that slaveholders could settle in the territories with their slaves, but everyone knew this was not happening and was not going to happen.  There was a bare handful of slaves in the territories; ironically the anti-slavery, Mormon dominated Utah territory had the most (29) according to the 1860 census.   Realities, however, no longer mattered.  Symbols defined peoples views of each other whether one was opposing the Black Republicans or the Slave Power.  Thus Southerners and Northerners, who had a great deal in common, were now ready to kill each other.

On balance, I do believe the North bears the much greater blame in all of this.  Beginning with the Missouri Compromise and lasting through and after the war, Northern politicians continually painted the South as a part of Dantes Inferno.  Southern fire-eaters and pro-slavery apologists began to play the same sort of game, but they were very much Johnny-come-latelies; the most extreme pro-slavery folk were also viewed by many in the South as an eccentric minority.  Also, the Souths politicians were asking for a symbolic concession on the territories issue. Which is to say that most Southerners probably understood that even if the slave property friendly Lecompton constitution was approved by the federal government for the Kansas territory, sooner or later slavery would be abolished in Kansas as more northerners than southerners made their way into Kansas.  But when the symbolic becomes the real, symbolic concessions, such as what the South was seek...

Is Tony Blair a Traitor to Britain? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

QUESTION: Is Tony Blair just a traitor to the British People to help his fellow politicians in Europe?

ANSWER: Yes.  Tony Blair is out there pitching for another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May, who also did not want to exit the EU, will be unable to secure a parliamentary majority and this seems to be an intentional plot to overturn BREXIT. Even the propaganda they use with regard to trade is misrepresenting the entire scheme.

Britain is FAR BETTER off under BREXIT than remaining within the EU. Any trade deal is subject to the veto of any one of 28 member states. Britain CANNOT reach an independent trade deal for its own people for the French have always vetoed Britain. Lets face the facts. Britain loses EVERY major case in the European court. This is all about protecting governments not about what is best for the people.

Britain will collapse with the EU if it does not break the chains which bind it.

Reprinted with permission from Armstrong Economics.

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Establishment Media Reverse Course "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sen. Elizabeth Warrens (D-MA) roll-out of her DNA test has been such a train wreck that even the establishment media have been forced to reverse course and admit to it.

As hard as the media worked to cover and lie for her for over those first 24 hours, the unassailable facts have forced them to throw in the towel. The science is settled: Elizabeth Warren is a fake Indian.

Heres a quick list of the headlines Warren is dealing with today:

Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren angers prominent Native Americans with politically fraught DNA test

CNN: Elizabeth Warren might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit

CBS News: Elizabeth Warren criticized for releasing DNA report

Politico (Politico!): Warren stumbles with Native American rollout

HuffPost: Why White Americans Love To Claim Native Ancestry

The Hill: Dem strategist says Warren taking DNA test was tone deaf

New York Times: Elizabeth Warrens DNA Results Draw Rebuke from Trump and Raise Questions

USA Today: Cherokee Nation slams Sen. Elizabeth Warren DNA test as inappropriate and wrong

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The Man the CIA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michael C. Ruppert was an ex-LAPD Narcotics Detective and whistleblower who came out against the CIA in the late 70s. He claimed they tried to enlist him in protecting and helping to facilitate their drug running practices. When Ruppert declined involvement and came forward he said he was threatened, wrongly discredited, and even shot at, but that didnt stop him from speaking up.

I will tell you, director Deutch, that as a former LosAngeles police narcotics detective that the agency has dealt drugs throughout this country for a long time. Michael C. Ruppert

At a now infamous town hall hearing in LA, he faced off against the chief of the CIA with a packed room of people from the South-Central area cheering him on from the crowd. It was not only the unlawful behavior Ruppert wanted to expose, but also the incredible hypocrisy of the CIA and the LAPD for bringing cocaine and other drugs into the community, and then locking up small-time drug dealers and users.

These imported drugs were ripping apart communities with widespread effects like addiction, increased crime and gang activity, overdose deaths, and many incarcerations that broke up families leading to cycles of crime that spanned generations. You can see the video of the emotional town hall meeting below.

He Didnt Stop There

Michael Ruppert spent most of his life trying to expose criminality at the highest levels. Tackling everything from the peak oil crisis to the military industrial complex. He also believed that 9/11 was allowed to happen by the Bush administration.

9-11 was a predictable event and it was motivated precisely and solely by Peak Oil and nothing else.  Michael C. Ruppert (source)

Ruppert became a published author and gained more notoriety for his controversial book Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World.  That ended up inspiring the eye-opening documentary Collapse, which is a worthwhile watch to start understanding the deep levels of corruption and cover-up that has been taking place around the globe.

No matter your thoughts on the legitimacy of Rupperts claims, its clear he wasnt afraid of taking on the Goliaths of the world but for doing so was branded by many throughout the mainstream media as a wild conspiracy theorist.

All corporate-owned and publicly-traded media is our first and foremost immediate enemy. Michael C. Ruppert

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Silencing Whistleblowers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The idea of whistleblowing has been in the news a great deal.

Is the anonymous author of a recent New York Times op-ed eviscerating the president a whistleblower?

Is the victim of an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a whistleblower?

Im fortunate to have access to the media to talk about torture after blowing the whistle on the CIAs program. I think Ed Snowden, Tom Drake and others would say the same thing about the aftermath of their own whistleblowing.

Cost of Doing the Right Thing

The problem is that we are the exception to the rule. Most whistleblowers either suffer in anonymity or are personally, professionally, socially and financially ruined for speaking truth to power. Darin Jones is one of those people. Hes one of the people silenced in Barack Obamas war on whistleblowers. And he continues to suffer under Donald Trump.

Jones was an FBI supervisory contract specialist who in 2012 reported evidence of serious procurement improprieties to his superior. Jones maintained that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) had been awarded a $40 million contract improperly because a former FBI official with responsibility for granting the contract then was hired as a consultant at CSC. Jones said, rightly, that this was a violation of the Procurement Integrity Act. He made seven other disclosures alleging financial improprieties in the FBI, and he was promptly fired for his troubles.

Remember, the United States has a Whistleblower Protection Act.  Any federal employee who brings to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, or threats to the public health or public safety is protected under federal statute.

The FBI didnt care, though. Jones was a troublemaker. He was talking about his fellow FBI agents. And he had to be silenced.

Immediately upon his firing, Jones appe...

Appendectomies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Youve probably heard that your appendix is a useless organ, an artifact from our ancient past when early humans had to digest tree bark and other fibrous materials.1 However, modern medical science has again proven your body does not contain superfluous organs that serve no useful function.

Unfortunately, the idea that your appendix is little more than a nuisance and potential health risk has led to the routine removal of this organ. Many doctors will even suggest prophylactic removal of the appendix when youre having some other abdominal surgery done. As noted in a 2017 paper:2

Appendectomy is the most common emergency surgery performed in the USA. Removal of a noninflamed appendix during unrelated abdominal surgery (prophylactic or incidental appendectomy) can prevent the downstream risks and costs of appendicitis. It is unknown whether such a strategy could be cost saving for the health system.

Based on hypothetical patient cohorts aged 18 to 80, the researchers concluded that people under the age of 30 could save about $130 over their lifetime by undergoing prophylactic appendectomy during other elective abdominal surgery. However, considering the potential benefits of keeping your appendix, saving $130 over a lifetime doesnt seem very good value proposition.

Your Appendix Has an Immune Function

Your appendix is found in the lower right portion of your abdomen. This small, slimy, finger-shaped organ is attached to the cecum, a small pouch thats part of the intestines (the cecum is considered to be the beginning of the large intestine) and is part of your gastrointestinal tract.3

According to scientists in France and Australia, your appendix actually plays an important role in your immunity. Published in Nature Immunology, their study showed that the appendix with the help of white blood cells known as innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) works as a reservoir for beneficial bacteria (probiotics), which are essential for good gut health and healing from infections.4

When certain diseases (or use of antibiotics) eliminate the healthy bacteria...

06:00

Muellers Art Of War, A Guest Post By Ryan Casey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


When I first met Ryan Casey, he was chairman of the Lincoln County Democratic Party in Sioux Falls, South Dakota who had served as chairman of South Dakota's delegation to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and of Georgetown University, he was on his way to Seattle to study law at the University of Washington. Now he's an attorney, a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and the author of today's guest post.




Will Robert Mueller indict Trump? Speculation has been rampant, though insiders dont expect the special counsel to contravene a DOJ legal opinion that seems to preclude indictment of a sitting president. But the will-he-or-wont-he dichotomy asks the wrong question. Using strategies of warfare, Mueller has likely already conceived an endgame, setting the stage for Trumps downfall.

Strategic warfare developed as a means to fight and win wars effectively and efficiently as human societies grew in size and began to operate within a political system. In primitive times, war was not strategic; tribes fought each other in brutal battles that amounted to primal, ritualized violence geared as much toward di...

05:17

Midterm 2018 TEXAS: Robert (Beto) ORourke vs. Ted Cruz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Texas is Texas.

You dont mess with Texas!

Texans dont want a far left US Senator who lies about his background and police records, DUI included, and abuses everything the Lone Star State stands for.

Senator Ted Cruz is up by at least 5 points but that is not enough.

Cruz is a real conservative and an intellectual giant. He has the highest possible ratings from conservative groups as a sitting US Senator.

We cant let him down.

His opponent Beto (really Robert) ORourke isnt Hispanic but he is loudly PROGRESSIVE.

He is a phony.

He is a Democratic Socialist and would spell doom for our Republic.

He wants open borders, more rights for criminals, and an end to the petroleum economy.

In Texas?

Trump won Texas by 9 points.

Cruz should win reelection by at least that amount.

Recall Cruz not only voted for Judge Kavanaugh but he articulately defended due process and innocent until proven guilty the very hallmark of western jurisprudence.

We need him; America needs his voice in the Senate.

There has not been a Democrat to hold statewide office in Texas since 1994!

Keep it that way.

Cruz is a star in national politics and a firm vote for our side. He makes America first! And he is the best advocate for Texas bare none.

Turnout is critical.

Cruz MUST win.

Make this viral in every corner of Texas.

The post Midterm 2018 TEXAS: Robert (Beto) ORourke vs. Ted Cruz appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:48

Lou Dobbs on The DOJ: The Rats are Running The Place "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Methinks Mr. Lou Dobbs is encapsulating a great deal of MAGA frustration the American people currently have with the United States Department of Justice: . It appears that Team Mueller is waiting for the outcome of the midterm election to Continue reading

04:19

Why I'll Be At the Womens March on the Pentagon This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why I'll Be At the Womens March on the Pentagon This Weekend

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bruce Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:49

Its three weeks till the midterm election. In Georgia where I live the big contest is between Brian Kemp, the secretary of state, in charge of administering his own election for governor, and Democrat Stacey Abrams. Kemp is a longtime fixture in Georgia politics, an out and out racist who has purged hundreds of thousands of voters from the states rolls in the last several years, the latest a block of 53,000, about 70% of them African American voters. Abrams, who if she wins will be the states first black and first woman governor, has been the leader of Georgia Democrats in that states House of Representatives since 2011.

Im personally and politically way over the notion that electing black faces to high places makes things better for ordinary African Americans. Its good for the careers of those elected, for their investor-contributors and a narrow circle of people around them. But it just doesnt elevate the situation of ordinary black people. Its been tried again and again, and it just hasnt panned out that way, so I cant get excited about electing the first black governor. I aint mad at those who believe this lie, or even at those who tell it. I must have believed it once upon a time too, decades ago, my salary depended on it, and I certainly spent a good piece of the 80s and 90s helping sell this mistaken notion to others.

The Greens are not allowed on the ballot in Georgia, thanks to the politicians of both parties who dont want the competition. So while the Republicans are busy disenfranchising people, and the Democrats are herding people onto buses for early voting, Ill be in DC this weekend with Ajamu Baraka and Cindy Sheehan and others for the Womens March on the Pentagon. There are some things were allowed to vote for, when were allowed to vote at all, a...

04:00

Louisiana Cajun Navy Replaces Stolen South Carolina Boy Scouts Camping Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WISTV: A Gilbert Boy Scout troops trailer containing camping supplies was reported stolen over the weekend, and members of the Cajun Navy have helped the group out. The trailer contained all of Troop 60s equipment for their upcoming camping trip. Without it, they were not sure how they were going to go camping. This []

03:54

Womens Group Lodges Complaint Against Dem Senator Tom Carper Over Past Abuse Admission (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A womens group lodged a complaint against Senator Tom Carpers (D-DE) this week over his past admission of abuse.

Senator Carper previously admitted to hitting his wife so hard that it left her with a black eye.

Like every Democrat, Carper is a hypocrite.

The Delaware Senator arrogantly voted against Brett Kavanaughs confirmation over uncorroborated claims of sexual misconduct.

But hes allowed to beat his wife and serve as Senator because it happened a long time ago and he has since apologized

The womens group says its time for the double standard and hypocrisy to end.

OANNs Jack Posobiec has the story:

VIDEO:

Senator Carper initially lied about beating his wife. He was later forced to come clean about it.

Free Beacon reported:

Delaware senator Tom Carper admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview with a veteran political journalist in the state, confirming an accusation he denied when first running for Congress.

Carper represented Delaware first in the House, then was elected governor in 1993, and has been in the Senate since 2001. He fought the accusation that he hit his wife when it first emerged during his 1982 run for Congress, saying it was without basis in fact and pledging to sue the New York Post, which first...

03:05

Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Confidential Financial Info On Trump Team To Media Arrested With Flash Drive Of Materials "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update to this story. She walked out with a lot of info and may have leaked others confidential records to media as well. Via Fox News: The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing []

02:31

State Department Provided Clearly False Statements To Derail Requests For Clinton Docs, Shocked Federal Judge Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is the FBI listening? Via Fox News: In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing clearly false affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons private email server and her handling []

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Midterm 2018 TENNESSEE: Marsha Blackburn vs. Phil Bredesen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tennessee has a real choice to make.

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is running against former Democrat Governor Phil Bredesen for the US Senate.

Blackburn is 100% conservative and a favorite of President Donald J. Trump.

Bredesen is a worn out old timer Governor with backing from Hollywood and big money from out of state. Taylor Swift did endorse him.

Marsha Blackburn would be the first woman ever to represent the State of Tennessee in the US Senate.

The Democrats have not won since Al Gore in 1980.

Philip Bredesen would be the next Al Gore.

Dont let them win.

The State is solidly Republican and not a Purple State. Blackburn should win if voters turn out.

Its not finished until its finished but Blackburn is surging.

This Senate race has been called the most important in the country.

All eyes are on Tennessee.

The Democratic Party is not popular in Tennessee for a reason. Bredesen IS a Democrat.

He may waffle and try to couch his terms but he would vote with Chuck Schumer 100% of the time.

He was a Clintonista and detests Trump.

Blackburn on the other hand supports the Republican majority and would have voted FOR Judge Kavanaugh.

She is for due process while her opponent couldnt even decide what he was for.

Marsha Blackburn will make a GREAT Senator for Tennessee.

Make this go viral in the Volunteer State.

The post Midterm 2018 TENNESSEE: Marsha Blackburn vs. Phil Bredesen appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:18

Claire McCaskill Demands Investigation Into Project Veritas Videos OKeefe Responds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Endangered Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill isnt too happy about the undercover Project Veritas videos released this week exposing her campaign.

Project Veritas has been focusing on the midterms by targeting Democrat candidates with its new series dubbed Secrets and Lies.

The videos released this week by OKeefe were absolutely devastating to Claire McCaskill.

McCaskills campaign manager is now calling for Missouri Attorney General and opponent to McCaskill, Josh Hawley to recuse himself and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Project Veritas.

KMOV reported:

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskills campaign manager is calling on her Republican rivals office to investigate videos of her campaign taken by a conservative group.

Campaign manager David Kirby on Wednesday said he wants Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to recuse himself and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged consumer-law violations related to the videos.

Imagine if this was a competitor to your business coming in and impersonating someone else and getting access to all the information, said McCaskill. Where is the AGs outrage over the fraud thats been perpetuated here?

James OKeefe responded Wednesday evening.

OKEEFE: Translation: McCaskill tries to criminalize legitimate news gathering

On Monday evening, Project Veritas released an...

02:14

Small Donors Suddenly Pour In to Flip Eight State-Level Seats and Legislatures "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Kristin Bahner and her campaign manager, Taylor Winkel, were out knocking on doors Tuesday night, as they have been most nights as part of their bootstrap bid to flip a Minnesota legislative seat and potentially flip the state House from red to blue.

As they wrapped up, Winkel told Bahner that they should go over the campaigns finances that night. With two weeks until Election Day, they didnt want to leave anything untapped.

They later connected by phone and, after looking through their books, decided that they had enough to hire a canvasser at 15 hours a week, or perhaps spend a bit on digital advertising. It wasnt much, but with an expected voter turnout of 20,000, every little bit counts.

But then Winkel had a thought: Wait, she told Bahner, we havent checked Act Blue since Friday. Bahner logged on to the platform that processes small donations.

I look at it and I go, Is that a typo? That cant be right, Bahner said she told Winkel.

Winkel responded, Well, I did send out a newsletter and make a fundraising pitch.

No, Taylor, I think this is a little more than our average fundraising letter, Bahner recalled saying. I dug into the reporting feature which gives details of each contribution and Im like, Holy cow, this is literally a Minnesota miracle.

Winkel took a look for herself, and sure enough, thousands of dollars were flooding in from across the country. Bahner looked closer at who was giving. An engineer from NASA. A nurse manager in Seattle. A floor worker from Best Buy. A retiree from Ohio.

Bahners campaign in Minnesotas 34B District, it turned out, was the beneficiary of a project put together by Data for Progress, a scrappy left-wing think tank that operates outside the orbit of the Democratic Party. Earlier on Tuesday, the group had suggested on Twitter that if progressives wanted to give smart, they should donate to eight state legislative campaigns around the country where the winner could tip the balance of power in the chamber. Contributors have the option of eq...

02:13

President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major John L Canley, USMC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major John L. Canley, United States Marine Corps (Retired), for conspicuous gallantry. . Sergeant Major John L. Canley received the Medal of Honor for his actions From January Continue reading

02:00

Do Some Voters Favor Cutting Medicare And Slashing Social Security? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Ostensibly this ad is about the Florida gubernatorial race. But even if you've never set foot on Floridians soil, please watch it, because it's about where you live and where everyone in your family lives. Andrew Gillum is the progressive mayor of Tallahassee I've personally known for over 20 years-- which was why Blue America was able to endorse him on the day he declared he was running-- and Ron DeSantis is a far right Trumpist with a record in Congress for voting to cut Social Security and Medicare, just like virtually every Republican in the House.

Andrew's campaign, on releasing the ad Tuesday morning noted that "Its no surprise Ron DeSantis has refused to release a healthcare plan-- because his record is clear: slashing Medicare and Social Security and even to raising the retirement age. Ron DeSantis record speaks for itself and as governor, hed continue these attacks on hardworking Floridians. Ron DeSantis does not have Floridians best interest at heart, and he has shown it over and over again. Andrew Gillum has a vision for our state where Florida seniors can retire with dignity and Ron DeSantis is more worried about protecting billionaires; Ron DeSantis is wrong for Florida."

Like Andrew Gillum in Florida, Randy Bryce is seeing a flood of sewer money being used to smear him and destroy him as a person. No one has ever seen such a filthy campaign in Wisconsin. But, like Andrew, he's staying strong and keeping the issues that matter to people front ands center [Please help us respond to the filth Ryan's sleazy SuperPAC has been unleashing by contributing to the IronStache Fund.] This morning, Randy told us that "This ad-- like the approach we are taking in Southeastern Wisconsin-- demonstrates that voters aren't looking for soundbites. Social...

01:37

Not Good: Heidi Heitkamps Campaign Ad Disaster Takes Dangerous Turn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yikes! And this is one of the reasons you dont name victims of sexual assault. Via Twitchy: As Twitchy told you last night, a group of women outed as sexual assault survivors (in some cases incorrectly) in a campaign ad for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are currently exploring legal action. With good reason. What Heitkamps []

01:00

Dem Operative For Soros-funded Group Arrested For Attacking GOP Female Campaign Manager "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This guy has a history of being muscle for the Democrats. Via Fox News: A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing []

00:56

Dianne Feinstein Wants Kavanaugh Sexual Misconduct Investigation Reopened if Democrats Take Control of Senate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Vote red all the way down the ballot this midterm.

The Democrat party is an unhinged, lawless, violent mob.

Ranking member of the Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said Wednesday that if the Democrats take control of the Senate this midterm election, she will reopen the sexual misconduct investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Fox News reported:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following Novembers midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Id be in favor of opening an investigation into the allegations, Feinstein, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a debate in San Francisco with her challenger, state Sen. Kevin de Len. A fellow Democrat, de Len emerged from Californias hectic jungle primary system to challenge one of the Senates longest tenured members for her seat.

Dianne Feinstein turned Brett Kavanaughs confirmation to the Supreme Court into a circus after she purposely held onto Christine Fords letter alleging Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a drunken high school party decades ago.

Someone from Feinsteins office presumably leaked Fords letter to the mediawhen Feinstein was asked point blank if her staffers leaked Fords letter, she stuttered as she denied leaking.

Christine Ford made a shocking revelation during the hearingshe said she didnt know she had the option to quietly speak to the Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Fords lawyers kept this information from her in order to prompt a public hearing.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) said last month on CBSs Face the Nation, that Feinsteins office will be investigated over the leaked letter.

Senator Cotton also said that the lawyers recommended by the Democr...

00:47

Trucker Shortage: Largest U.S. Trucking Company Projects 20% Wage Increase for Big Rig Drivers. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You might remember when CTH shared the following wage growth estimate: [] Im not going to dismiss the possibility we could see double digit increases in year-over-year wage growth in multiple economic sectors in several regions of the U.S. link Continue reading

00:30

Twitter: Farrakhan Calling Jews Termites Is Fine With Us "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I'm not an anti-Semite. Im anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4 MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018 But meanwhile, conservative Gay Patriot (aka Bruce Carroll) is perma-banned for no particular reason anyone can figure out. Via Buzzfeed: Twitter will not suspend controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for a tweet comparing Jews to insects, the company said []

00:26

MAGAnomics NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow Discusses the Expanding Economy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow discusses the outlook for U.S. economic growth, the jobs market, training and vocational initiatives and the expansion of benefits and wages for blue-collar workers.

00:21

Rep. Gaetz Sounds the Alarm After Footage Surfaces of Women & Children Given Cash to Join Honduran Caravan to Storm U.S. Border (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Wednesday, the caravan of mostly Honduran migrants exploded to a whopping 4,000 people as it approached the Mexico-Guatemala border, despite President Trumps warnings to cut off U.S. aid.

The caravan had approximately 1,300 people on Monday and managed to balloon in just two days, tripling the number of people heading northbound towards the U.S. border just in time for the midterm elections.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border.

Because the migrant caravan has grown to over 4,000 people, the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 police to its border with Guatemala, reported NBC News.

Just how did the migrant caravan get so big in just a matter of two days? Footage surfaced Wednesday of Honduran women with children being given cash to join the caravan.

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sounded the alarm Wednesday and called for an investigation into the source when he tweeted out a video of women holding babies and young children being given cash to join the caravan.

REP. MATT GAETZ: BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source!

VIDEO:

President Trump issued a stern warning to Honduran President Hernandez Tuesday threatening to cut U.S. aid immediately if the caravan was not stopped.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also be traveling to Mexico on Friday to discuss plans to stop the caravan.

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00:19

Deregulation in Focus Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Discusses Massive U.S. Energy Objectives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke discusses one of the epicenter issues surrounding U.S. economic growth and the importance of energy independence.  Secretary Zinke discusses the objective within reaching a production output of 14 million barrels per day of U.S. Oil and Continue reading

00:06

Small Business Optimism: A Discussion With SBA Administrator Linda McMahon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and small business owner Mike Kovach on small business optimism, workforce initiatives around vocational training, the skills gap and massive job opportunity, along with the Trump administrations deregulation push.

00:02

WaPo Runs Piece On Getting Rid Of Justice Brett Kavanaugh Without Impeaching Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

These people are truly nuts. Via Twitchy: Even before Sen. Dianne Feinstein dropped that letter shed been sitting on for six weeks, there were plenty of wishful thinking articles and tweets about how even if Judge Brett Kavanaugh were confirmed, he could be impeached after he was seated. Kavanaugh has been seated, but the anti-Kavanaugh []

00:01

Spending and Deficits: A Discussion With Budget Director Mick Mulvaney "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With the economy expanding, many people have asked about the White House initiatives to tackle the debt and deficit.  Today the White House was fully engaged on that very topic. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney discusses spending Continue reading

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23:59

JOURNALISTS: IF YOU THINK TRUMP TURNED WARREN'S DNA ROLLOUT INTO A GAFFE, YOU NEED TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Much of political punditry is theater criticism, and Elizabeth Warren is getting bad reviews for the revelation of her DNA test yesterday. Here's Vanity Fair's Peter Hamby:

All this hard political workthe DNA test, the fancy video, the big Boston Globe piece, the Google search ads, the splash page, the finely tuned messagingand how did Trump respond to this ruthless counter-offensive? Exactly as youd expect. He laughed at her and moved along.
Of course he laughed. No one expected him not to. He wasn't going to back down, any more than he backed down on birtherism after President Obama released his long-form birth certificate.

If there'd just been scorn from Trump and the rest of the right, Warren could have been in reasonably good shape. But she was also rebuked by, well, people like Peter Hamby:
Its next to impossible to argue that Warrens political standing is better today than it was before she released the video. Warrens first big foray into the nascent presidential campaign was on Trumps terms, not her own, having been trolled into producing and distributing a mini-doc that broadcast her biggest political liability directly into the maw of the Internet. Warren gifted her opponents a new and embarrassing line of attackIm between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American! Take that, Donald!that will go down alongside John Edwardss $400 haircut and Mitt Romneys 47 percent gaffe in the annals of numeric political blunders.
Hamby concludes that the burning question isn't Is it true? but, rather How did it play? And, specifically: How did it play with the awe-inspiring Master of Smashmouth Politics, Donald Trump?
Warrens maneuver stands as a warning sign for other Democrats on the path to challenging Trump in 2020. Getting into the mud pit with Trumpwho doesnt care about political decorum, rules, sexism, racism, name-calling, facts, or reasonhas revealed itself as a suckers game for politicians and peacocking White House correspondents who try to joust with him. Talk to anyone in politics, and theyll tell you the same thing: tangling with Trump is just really hard, and theres no clear alternative playbook.
Read that again: tangling with Trump is just really hard, and theres no clear alternative playbook. So you can't fight him and you can't take an approach other than fighting him. Might as well just give up and declare him the winner of the 2020 election by acclamation, I guess.

No other 2020 Democrat has a potential vulnerability quite like this one, but they're all going to have missteps, and when they do, Trump will pounce -- and the "liberal media" theater critics will be right behind, putting the bo...

23:51

President Trump Meets With U.S. Workers in Oval Office to Discuss Removing Economic Barriers and Red Tape "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today President Donald Trump welcomed a group of American workers into the Oval Office for a discussion of removing red tape and barriers to economic expansion. . [Transcript] Oval Office 11:15 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank Continue reading

23:43

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence Visit Georgia Recovery Efforts Following Hurricane Michael "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Vice President Mike Pence meets employees at Flint River Mills in Bainbridge on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence touched down in this Southwest Georgia city Tuesday and addressed the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie as he surveyed Continue reading

23:26

Dem Operative For Soros-Funded Group Arrested For Battery Against Republican Campaign Manager in Nevada "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Kristin Davison, Soros-funded Wilfred Michael Stark image via Fox News

Thank you Eric Holder and Maxine Waters.

Wilfred Michael Stark III, 50, a Democrat operative funded by George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after a Nevada Republican campaign manager accused him of grabbing her arm and refusing to let go.

Kristin Davison, the female victim said she was terrified and traumatized after Mr. Stark manhandled her and left bruises on her body, including on her neck and arms.

Fox News reported:

A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go.

Kristin Davison and other officials for the Nevada attorney generals campaign said the battery left her terrified and traumatized and with bruises on her neck and arms.

Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane. Ive never seen anything like it, Davison, 31, told Fox News on Wednesday.

Were used to trackers, but this guy was very physicalpushing me, pushing into members of my staff, screaming, Davison explained. This man was physically, almost body-checking me. I was getting nervous for my safety, so we left, and went into an open room.

He grabbed my right arm, my leg was lodged between the door and the wall. He twisted my arm, and contorted it behind my back, she explained. I was scared. Every time I tried pulling away, he would grab tighter, and pull me closer into him.

Davison said Stark pulled her head into his chest, bruising her neck, and held her there for several minutes. She said it felt like an hour.

I was scared and screaming stopyoure hurting me, she explained.

Davison said Stark warned Laxalt, saying, Adam, theres only one way you can make this stop.

That really scared me, she said.

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23:21

Texas Candidates Radical Approach to Turning Out Asian-American Non-Voters: Talking to Them (in 13 Different Languages) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sri Kulkarni, center, listens to supporters attending a fundraiser for him in Houston on July 29, 2018.

23:16

Pro-abort feminists throw fire bombs at Argentina church "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In Argentina, the right to life is constitutionally protected from its conception until natural death. Abortion is illegal unless the life of the mother is threatened by pregnancy. On Sunday night, October 14, 2018, Hell descended on Trelew, a city Continue reading

22:06

Stolen Valor: Prince Charles and his fake military service and medals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The term stolen valor refers to military imposters individuals who lie about their military service. In the United States, the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 makes it a crime for a person to fraudulently claim military service or military Continue reading

22:01

Massachusetts Democrat Mayor Charged With Fraud To Fund Lavish Lifestyle Refuses To Step Down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Let due process determine his fate. Via Fox News: An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest politically motivated hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter. I am presumed innocent []

21:29

Ex-Employee Accused Of Robbing Store That Fired Him For Not Serving Cleveland Cop Involved In Tamir Rice Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Collecting his undocumented wages. Via Cleveland Com: A former Dunkin employee is accused of trying to rob the same Lakewood store where he was fired over the summer for refusing to serve a Cleveland police officer disciplined for his role in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice. Shontay F. Brown, 30, is charged with aggravated []

19:47

Saudis Stonewall On Khashoggi But Pressure Will Increase "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The most interesting aspect of the botched assassination of Jamal Khashoggi is the insight it creates into political conflicts in U.S. domestic and international policies. The Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman unwittingly did a huge favor to Turkey's president...

Tuesday, 16 October

12:28

Coverup Deal Will Blame Khashoggi Death On Extreme Torture "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The coverup of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, killed on behalf of the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman, proceeds apace. It is part of a deal between Turkey and Saudi Arabia under the aegis of the United States. The...

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