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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 "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.

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 are expected at the rally. One relatively late arrival filmed the line of people and cars Thursday afternoon.

Phil Drake, Helena bureau reporter for Great Falls Tribune, wrote of his awe at the size of the turnout for Trump, I am being bused to the rally site. My jaw dropped at the long, long lines of people a...

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.

Shadowproof repeatedly requested phone transcripts the prisons administrative disciplinary body cited as evidence that Hasan was fomenting a riot. Ohio prison officials categorically refused to provide them, even in redacted form, citing exemptions in state open records laws.

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. Ever since, 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 ope...

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: JOB 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 []

19:45

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.

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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......

Begin By Ending Cooperation in the Yemen War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I dont agree with David French about much but I didnt find anything to disagree about in his latest column which asks if it is possible for Trump to be at least as tough on Saudi Arabia as hes been on Canada. Its rare that writers at the National Review express opinions on foreign policy that are shared by a lot of people on the left, but here we have an example:

At a minimum, we can and should stop facilitating the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, a campaign that depends on American weapons and American help and is murderously indiscriminate.

In this day and age, Im inclined to latch onto any bipartisan agreement I can find, and I also agree with this:

Republicans and Democrats alike have looked the other way as the Saudis exported radical Islamic theologies, funded jihadists, and oppressed their own citizens. Weve consistently treated the Saudi government as if we need them more than they need us.

Of course, our relationship with the Saudi regime was forged in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, and the Eastern Front of that conflict, at least, largely followed a logic that is impossible to understand outside of the context of energy resources. Hitler made a race for the Caucasus rather than concentrating all his troops for a crushing blow against Moscow because he needed the fuel, and its the same reason that was so interested in taking over and holding Romania. Tanks and planes require vast amounts of fuel and an alliance with Saudi Arabia (and, initially, Iran) gave us a chance to not worry about that factor in any confrontation in Europe with the Soviets.

At the time, the culture, politics, and welfare of the people of the Arabian Peninsula were far down the list of American national security concerns, and we were primarily interested in applying the lessons wed learned from the war so that wed be better positioned in any future conflict. In retrospect, we might have made some different choices, but its doubtful we would have risked having that oil and gas fall into the hands of the Soviets who enjoyed enough of those resources as it was.

With so much money available, we naturally saw some of our purer motives become corrupted over time, and theres not much to be proud about when we look back at our relationship with the House of Saud. Particularly after 1979, the relationship has curdled badly and we already had the experience of blowback in 2001, when we were attacked on our own soil by Saudi terrorists.

Im probably more forgiving of our Saudi policy than many on the left, mainly because I recognize the legiti...

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:

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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!

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15:23

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"

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

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...

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

The post When Warren Woke Up appeared first on LewRockwell.

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.

The post Is Tony Blair a Traitor to Britain? appeared first on LewRockwell.

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 []

02:25

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.

...

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.

...

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

22:34

Chris Hedges: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America, Parts 1-3 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges Part 1: Reporter Tells Truth About War & Gets Fired By NYTimes w/Chris Hedges The Jimmy Dore Show on Oct 15, 2018 Part 2: Can Far Right & Left Fight Together Against Corporatism? w/Chris Hedges The Jimmy Dore Show on Oct 15, 2018 Part 3: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing []

22:26

Facebooks Purge Of Political Pages Fuels Delusion Of Insurgent Threats To Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Facebooks purge of more than 500 pages and 250 accounts ahead of midterm elections in the United States represents a massive trend to police social media activity in ways that put freedom of expression at risk.

This trend effectively discourages users from engaging in radical politics. It may be viewed as part of a counterinsurgency effort by a powerful social media company to assure a passive majority of Americans that they are properly guarding a widely used platform from alleged threats to democracy.

On October 11, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebooks head of cybersecurity policy, and Oscar Rodriguez, the companys product manager, published a press release about the purge.

Were removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior, Gleicher and Rodriguez stated. Many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of groups and pages to drive traffic to their websites.

According to Gleicher and Rodriguez, these techniques were used by groups and pages to make content appear more popular than it truly was on Facebook.

Both suggested some of the pages and accounts were ad farms that misled users into believing they were forums for legitimate political debate.

Unfortunately, Facebook offered minimal transparency on the action. Administrators with removed pages or accounts were apparently given no specifics other than a notice that they were shut down.

Several of the pages and accounts removed were right-wing and known for boosting President Donald Trump and his administrations agenda. There were also dozens of progressive or left-wing pages, which were taken down.

Anti-Media, an anti-establishment independent media site with two million followers, had its page removed. Carey Wedler, editor at Anti-Media, did not lose her personal Facebook page with over 100,000 followers, but almost simultaneously, Twitter sent a notice that Wedlers account was suspended.

The Free Thought Project, Reverb Press, Press For Truth, and Rachel Blevins, an RT America correspondent, had their pages taken down.

Pages that document abuse by police were removedPolice the Police, Filming Cops, Cop Block, and Cop Logic. Both Police the Police and Filming Cops each had over a million followers.

There are legitimate reasons that accounts and pages coordinate with each otherits the bedrock of fundraising campaigns and grassroots organizations, Gleicher and Rodriguez stated. But the difference is that these groups are upfront about who they are, and what theyre up to.

Yet, none of the aforementioned pages, which have protested their remova...

22:25

Honduran Migrant Caravan EXPLODES to 4,000 People as it Approaches Mexico-Guatemala Border "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 Mexican government flooded the Mexico-Guatemala border with hundreds of police officers in anticipation of a stand off with the migrants.

President Trump meant business when he issued a strong warning to Honduran President Hernandez Tuesday over the migrant caravan marching northbound to United States.

The organizer of the caravan, Bartolo Fuentes was detained in Guatemala Tuesday and it was reported Honduran migrants had splintered off into smaller groups in order to travel undetected as they made their trek to the Mexican border. Reuters reported late Tuesday that some Honduran migrants had headed back to Honduras, however; it appears the caravan has grown as it make its way through Guatemala.

The Associate 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.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Mexico on Friday to discuss plans to stop the caravan.

 A caravan of migrants fleeing Honduras has grown to 4,000 and the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 federal police to its border with Guatemala in anticipation of their arrival, according to U.S. government documents obtained by NBC News.

Part of the caravan,...

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 []

22:00

Children In Cages "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Reporting for The Hill the week, JulieGrace Brufke-- whose byline I've never seen before so maybe she's new and about to learn something valuable-- made a grievous error in the opening two words of an important story, Democrats in swing districts advised to avoid talking about immigration. The error she made-- common inside the Beltway where people don't know shit from shinola-- was in referring to Third Way, the far right of the Democratic Party and the far right of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party that works assiduously against progressives and progressive ideas, as "left-leaning." How about "right-leaning," a far more accurate description of the Wall Street-funded group? That said, let's take a look at what JulieGrace was reporting.

Basically the Republican wing of the Democratic Party avoids an issue that resonates with millions of actual Democrats: Trump's inhumane, racist, xenophobic immigration agenda. Doug Pagitt, the pastor and executive director of Vote Common Good in the video up top, just reminded me that "One of Jesus most famous quotes from Matthew 19 is 'what God has brought together no one should ever separate.'" Keeping families together goes beyond politics for tens of millions of American families. But when it does come to politics, Alan Grayson reminded me of something else, something darker: "The Democrats in charge," he warned me yesterday, "want other Democrats to run not as Democrats, but rather as not-Republicans. To do that, however, you have to be able to explain why you are not a Republican. And now our party leaders dont want that, either. The issue-phobia that afflicts the party is now chronic, pervasive, and possibly fatal."

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21:48

JUDICIAL WATCH: FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it received 45 FBI documents that confirm a significant portion of the over 340,000 emails found on Anthony Weiners laptop were between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin.

Via Judicial Watch:

(Washington, DC)  Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 45 pages of FBI documents that reveal a significant number of 340,000 emails on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner were between the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents as the result of a September 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department did not act on two FOIA requests for Anthony Weiner laptop investigation documents, including any Clinton emails found on the laptop (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-02105)).

The new documents include an October 3, 2016, email to a FBI official in New York that reads:

Just putting this on the record because of the optics of this case.

During the course of my review of a computer seized from Anthony Weiner, a seizure and search of which was authorized by an SDNY [Southern District of New York] Search Warrant, I encountered approximately/at least 340,000 emails stored on the computer. The large number of emails appears to be a result of a mail client program installed on that computer (such as Outlook) that pulled emails from servers belonging to both Ant...

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 []

21:20

Bolsonaro quer o Brasil de 50 anos atrs. Isso seria um desastre. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

fcil e claro saber o que o candidato Jair Bolsonaro contra. O Brasil que o deputado quer, porm, bem mais turvo. O seu plano de governo simplista e Bolsonaro contradiz propostas de aliados constantemente isso quando elas vo alm dos clichs e palavras de ordem. A nica chance de entender quais so nas raras entrevistas e em seus monlogos transmitidos no Facebook.

Ontem, Bolsonaro falou o seguinte a uma rdio AM de Barretos, interior de So Paulo: ns queremos um Brasil semelhante quele que tnhamos h 40, 50 anos atrs. Pode ter certeza que juntos chegaremos l.

Voltando o meio sculo proposto por Bolsonaro, camos em 1967 no comeo da ditadura militar, um ano antes do AI-5. No h novidades na defesa de posies retrgradas por Bolsonaro e muito menos da ditadura. O candidato j deixou muito claro seu apreo pelo regime totalitrio e por prticas como a tortura, por exemplo.

Mas a defesa explcita do Brasil de 1967 chama a ateno porque o Brasil de 50 anos atrs era pior. difcil saber o que Bolsonaro quer resgatar daquele Brasil, e talvez nem o prprio saiba exatamente.
O Brasil melhorou em diversos aspectos. inegvel que o nosso arremedo de social-democracia, consolidado a duras penas em 1988, trouxe avanos considerveis em pontos como sade e educao. Para ajudar a refrescar a memria e deixar claro o quanto a democracia tornou o Brasil um lugar melhor para se viver resolvemos relembrar como era o Brasil de 50 anos atrs.

1. O atendimento sade era ruim e restrito

Ainda no havia o Sistema nico de Sade, o SUS. Foi s em 1988 que o Brasil deu a todos o direito de um atendimento gratuito de sade ainda que muitas vezes ele deixe a desejar.

Antes disso, a maioria da populao no tinha acesso a qualquer tipo de servio. A cobertura de sade era garantida apenas parcela da populao empregada formalmente, que era contribuinte da Previdncia.

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21:07

State Laws Targeting Israel Boycotts Fail Again in US Federal Court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From the American Civil Liberties Union:
Laws Targeting Israel Boycotts Fail Again in Court
By Brian Hauss, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM
* TAGS Rights of Protesters Free Speech
A new wave of state laws that try to limit Americans constitutional right to engage in political boycotts is now 0 for 2 in federal court.

On Thursday night, a federal court blocked Arizona from enforcing a law requiring state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel. The court agreed with the ACLU that the law likely violates contractors free speech rights under the First Amendment.

A restriction of ones ability to participate in collective calls to oppose Israel unquestionably burdens the protected expression of companies wishing to engage in such a boycott, U.S. District Court Judge Diane J. Humetewa wrote in her decision [1] issuing a preliminary injunction against the law.

This is the second federal court to consider this type of boycott ban, and they both came to the same conclusion. Earlier this year, the ACLU successfully blocked [2] a remarkably similar law in Kansas. In that case, the court held that the First Amendment protects citizens right to band together and express collectively their dissatisfaction with the injustice and violence they perceive, as experienced both by Palestinians and Israeli citizens.

We filed the Arizona lawsuit on behalf of Mikkel Jordahl, an attorney who has contracted with the state for the last 12 years to provide legal services on behalf of incarcerated individuals at the Coconino County Jail. Jordahl opposes Israels settlement expansion in Palestinian territories and what he considers Israels unwillingness to ensure the rights of Palestinians under its rule.

As a supporter of boycott campaigns targeting Israel, he refuses to purchase goods and services offered by companies operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. He wants to extend the boycott to his one-person law firm and to provide legal support to other boycott activists.

But Arizonas law, enacted in August 2016, forbids state contractors from engaging in those activities. Last year, when Jordahl was asked to sign the no-boycott certification in order to renew his contract with Coconino County, he refused.

As the court in our case recognized, Arizonas law directly violates state contractors First Amendment right to participate in collective efforts to advocate for social change. The right to participate in political boycotts was clearly established by the Supreme Court in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware, a 1982 decision holding that the Fi...

21:03

CONSIDER HOW MUCH WORSE THAT NEW YORK TIMES PROFILE OF GAVIN McINNES COULD HAVE BEEN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This will be an unpopular opinion, but I didn't think the New York Times profile of Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes was as bad as many people thought it was. I say that partly because it I approach any Times profile of a rabble-rousing hatemonger with abysmally low expectations. There are reasons to criticize the McInnes profile, but it has a long way to go before it reaches the standards set by the November 2017 Times profile of Ohio neo-Nazi Tony Horvater, who was portrayed as just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day in this vale of tears:

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio Tony and Maria Hovater were married this fall. They registered at Target. On their list was a muffin pan, a four-drawer dresser and a pineapple slicer.

Ms. Hovater, 25, was worried about Antifa bashing up the ceremony. Weddings are hard enough to plan for when your fianc is not an avowed white nationalist.

But Mr. Hovater, in the days leading up to the wedding, was somewhat less anxious. There are times when it can feel toxic to openly identify as a far-right extremist in the Ohio of 2017. But not always. He said the election of President Trump helped open a space for people like him, demonstrating that it is not the end of the world to be attacked as the bigot he surely is: You can just say, Yeah, so? And move on.

It was a weeknight at Applebees in Huber Heights, a suburb of Dayton, a few weeks before the wedding. The couple, who live in nearby New Carlisle, were shoulder to shoulder at a table, young and in love.
McInnes, of course, is a hatemonger of a certain level of celebrity rather than an everyman, so he was unlikely to get this treatment. But he might have gotten this treatment:



Measured against that standard, the McInnes profile is downright hard-hitting.

By which I mean it's moderately negative. Consider the opening paragraph:
For an hour or so, he railed about socialism and political correctness to an audience...

20:58

Maxine Waters Vows To Confront Justice Kavanaugh, He Wont Rest Easy In His Job "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You lost, Maxine. Get over it. WATERS: Well, first of all, as we go through life were going to have the good times and were going to have the not so good times. Even if youre feeling a little down, get a good nights rest and get up and get ready to go all over []

20:30

Mueller Ready To Deliver Key Findings In His Trump Probe After Midterms "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shut it down. Via Bloomberg: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two []

20:30

Congress Members Take Firm Stance Against Press Freedom, Pen Letter to Ecuador Demanding Julian Assange Be Turned Over to Authorities "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair Emeritus of the Committee, have sent a letter to Ecuadorian President Lenn Moreno demanding that Julian Assange be handed over to authorities.

The firm stance against press freedom comes as Ecuador is preparing to restore Assanges communications with strict limitations that will not allow him to properly continue his work as a publisher.

The letter threatens that the United States will be unwilling to provide economic cooperation with Ecuador unless the WikiLeaks founder and political refugee is handed over.

Many of us in the United States Congress are eager to move forward in collaborating with your government on a wide array of issues, from economic cooperation to counternarcotics assistance to the possible return of a United States Agency for International Development mission to Ecuador. However, in order to advance on these crucial matters, we must first resolve a significant challenge created by your predecessor, Rafael Correa the status of Julian Assange, the members wrote in their letter.

The threatening letter continues on to say that Engel and Ros-Lehtinen are very concerned with Assanges continued asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy, which he entered in 2012.

Most recently, we were particularly disturbed to learn that your government restored Mr. Assanges access to the Internet. On numerous occasions, Mr. Assange has compromised the national security of the United States. He has done so by publicly releasing classified government documents along with confidential materials from individuals connected to our countrys 2016 presidential election. As you yourself have noted, he has repeatedly used his standing in the international media to meddle in the affairs of foreign governments such as Spain and the United Kingdom. This has frayed Ecuadors relations with like-minded governments. Mr. Assange also remains wanted by British authorities for a bail violation. It is clear that Mr. Assange remains a dangerous criminal and a threat to global security, and he should be brought to justice, the letter states.

The tone remains stern as the letter...

20:02

*Update* Deep State Treasury Leaker Arrested Senior U.S. Treasury Official Arrested for Leaking Financial Forms To Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department [See Here].  You might also remember when New Yorkers Ronan Continue reading

20:01

U.S. Regains Crown As Most Competitive Economy For First Time Since 2008 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Collusion. WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forums annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday. In its closely-watched annual Global Competitiveness Report, the WEF said the U.S. is the []

20:01

LEFT-WING VIOLENCE: Two Republican Candidates Punched in Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Shane Mekeland, Sarah Anderson

Thank you, Maxine Waters and Eric Holder.

Two Republican candidates were physically assaulted in Minnesota by violent left-wing lunatics this week.

Minnesota state representative candidate, Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after he got sucker-punched at a Benton County restaurant.

Minnesota state representative, Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm by a man after she confronted him for destroying Republican campaign signs.

Free Beacon reported:

First-time state representative candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after getting sucker punched while speaking with constituents at a restaurant in Benton County. Mekeland told the Free Beacon he has suffered memory lossforgetting Rep. Andersons name at one point in the interviewand doctors tell him he will have a four-to-six week recovery time ahead of him. He said he was cold cocked while sitting at a high top table at a local eatery and hit his head on the floor.

I was so overtaken by surprise and shock and if this is the new norm, this is not what I signed up for, he said.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck told the Free Beacon that his department has interviewed the alleged assailant. Investigators are awaiting medical records about the extent of Mekelands injuries before referring the case to the local district attorneys office. He expects those results to come in the next week.

Sarah Anderson was attacked by a man who called himself an anarchist after she confronted him for kicking down Republican yard signs.

This is the lefta man will attack a womanthey have zero morals, zero boundaries.

The left is a violent mob.

City Pages reported:

State Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-Plymouth) was campaigning Sunday when she saw a man kicking yard signs touting her and other GOP candidates.

She jumped from her car and told the man to stop. He refused, Anderson told WCCO, saying he was an anarchist and could do whatever I want.

So the politician did...

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...

19:31

Pelosi Slams Trumps Plan For A Border Wall As A Manhood Issue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even dumber is her claim that a border wall is probably the worst way to protect the border. Via The Hill: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said President Trumps desire for a wall along the U.S-Mexico border is a manhood issue, adding that she will oppose the wall and isnt interested in []

19:13

JUST IN: U.S. Official Arrested, Criminally Charged For Leaking Confidential Documents in Russia Probe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Natalie May Edwards

On Tuesday, a U.S. official 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.

40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network who was arrested Tuesday, leaked the documents to Jason Leopold, a reporter for BuzzFeed according to a Wednesday announcement by Manhattan federal prosecutors.

The DOJ complaint also notes that Natalie May Edwards BOSS at FinCEN is a criminal co-conspirator.

There are only six positions at FinCEN with that title (associate director), notes Sean Davis of The Federalist.

Did Natalie May Edwards (or her criminal co-conspirator boss) also leak Michael Cohens financial information to creepy porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti?

Reuters reported:

Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.

Suspicious activity reports are submitted by banks to alert law enforcement to potentially illegal transactions. Prosecutors said th...

19:10

FBI Makes Arrest Over Leaking Of Manafort FinCEN Suspicious Activity Reports To Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Twitchy: Breaking news out of New York City where were seeing reports that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior official with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has been arrested and is facing federal charges for leakin Suspicious Activity Reports to the media; Keep reading

18:52

REPORT: Robert Mueller to Release Core Findings in His Trump-Russia Report Immediately After Midterm Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to release his Russia report immediately after the midterm elections according to a new report by Bloomberg.

Mueller is reportedly going to give the core findings to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein immediately after the 2018 midterms as he faces pressure to produce indictments or shut down his farce of an investigation.

Bloomberg reported:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trumps 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

That doesnt necessarily mean Muellers findings would be made public if he doesnt secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Muellers probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsels supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.

Muellers fraud investigation into the Trump-Russia hoax has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

The entire Trump-Russia narrative was cooked up by Hillary Clinton with her DNC-funded Russia dossier.

Obamas crooked FBI then took Hillarys unverified Russia dossier to the FISC and obtained a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page so she could spy on her opponent.

Mueller has produced nothing except for indictments of Russians  which was all for show to justify his multi-million dollar witch huntwe dont even know if t...

18:35

Watch: Farrakhan: Im Not an Anti-Semite. Im Anti-Termite. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This guy is still on Twitter but conservatives get perma-banned. I'm not an anti-Semite. Im anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4 MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018

18:21

Taylor Swift Continues Her New Political Activism, Encourages Early Voting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Taylor Swift, once infamous for staying out of politics, has suddenly become quite politically active and is now urging her fans to consider early voting.

Swift recently made waves when she endorsed the Democratic canidates in the Tennessee midterm elections.

On Wednesday, the singer posted a pair of photos including one of her feet with red, white, and blue toenail polish. She captioned the photos, Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING. It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1 . You can check out your states early voting dates at the link in my bio.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpCQFC3HKGo/?utm_source=ig_embed

The link in her bio takes fans to Vote.orgs early voting calender.

Unfortunately for Swift, her previous post slamming Republican Marsha Blackburn did not seem to have any effect.

Blackburn was up 14% in the polls following the singers endorsement of her opponent, former governor Phil Bredesen.

Blackburn responded in an interview with Fox Business by saying that she doesnt believe her voters will be swayed by a celebritys opinions.

Tennesseans are more interested in the fact that Marsha Blackburn is endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, by the Fraternal Order of Police, by the Police Benevolent Association and by the National Rifle Association, where I have an A rating and their endorsement, Blackburn said.

The post Taylor Swift Continues Her New Political Activism, Encourages Early Voting appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:00

She Needs to Apologize: Pocahontas Descendant Says Warren Wrongfully Appropriated Native Ancestry "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is Fauxcahontas listening? Via Fox News Insider: A descendant of 17th-century Powhatan princess Pocahontas called on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize for appropriating Native Americans heritage for political and occupational gain. President Trump has dubbed Warren (D-Mass.) the new Pocahontas for her claims to be of Cherokee ancestry. A DNA test released by the Cambridge []

18:00

Republicans Flee In Terror From Their Positions And Records On Healthcare-- Too Late "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ObamaCare Repeal by Nancy Ohanian

Republican incumbents who have consistently voted to defund Medicare and Medicaid and cut back on Social Security have found those positions are unpopular. So they're lying about their votes and claiming they're the candidate who will protect, for example, preexisting conditions-- even though they voted to destroy the only bill that protected them without offering an alternative that would. As Paul Krugman mentioned last week Goodbye Political Spin, Hello Blatant Lies... "Black is white and up is down, and Republicans are defenders of Medicare... [R]right now the most intense, coordinated effort at deception involves health care-- an issue where Republicans are lying nonstop about both their own position and that of Democrats.
The true Republican position on health care has been clear and consistent for decades: The party hates, just hates, the idea of government action to make essential health care available to all citizens, regardless of income or medical history.

This hatred very much includes hatred of Medicare. Way back in 1961, Ronald Reagan warned that enacting Medicare would destroy American freedom. Maybe its just me, but I dont think that happened. Newt Gingrich shut down the government in an attempt to force Bill Clinton to slash Medicare funding. Paul Ryan proposed ending Medicare as we know it and replacing it with inadequate vouchers to be applied to the purchase of private insurance.

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17:52

#WalkAway Founder Brandon Straka: A Vote for a Democrat is a Vote for Socialism, Communism, Censorship, Illegal Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservatives, who have been relentlessly branded as sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, nazis by the left and the mainstream media, have warmly embraced him, Brandon Straka, the gay former progressive who founded the #WalkAway campaign told The Gateway Pundit.

But the left, on the other the hand, he argued, continue to demonstrate intolerance, dishonesty, hypocrisy and bigotry.

I havent experienced [discrimination] at all since Ive become a conservative, which is a transition that has been about a year and half in the making Ive been warmly embraced, he explained during the Dummycrats movie premiere in Washington DC.

I hear from Americans all over the country, they send me messages of support and encouragement and they tell me how much they love the Walk Away campaign that Im doing. I feel like Ive been very warmly embraced. Which has not been my experience dealing with the left since Ive had my conversion.

When asked how hes been received by his liberals, Straka noted, I dont think I have any leftist friends.

The Walk Away campaign will hopefully encourage all Americans to vote red on Nov 6., Straka said.

This is so important to vote even if you are someone who has just walked away, its okay if you are not a Republican, its okay if you dont know exactly where you fit right now but on Nov. 6 of this year you have to get out and vote and you have to vote red. You have to vote red, because a non-vote is a vote for a Democrat, and a vote for a Democrat right now is a vote for socialism, its a vote for communism, its a vote for censorship, its a vote for illegal immigrants over American citizens.

The Democrat Party wants you to believe that due to the color of your skin, due to your gender, due to your sexual orientation due to your educational background where ever you come fromthat you cannot succeed because the system is rigged against you, he argued. That the system is rigged to only favor men, white people, heterosexuals and that is not true it simply is not true.

Straka released a video that went viral on May 26  titled, Why I Left The Democratic Party, in which he details his transition from progressive to conservative. Over the last seven months, thousands of former progressives have joined the #WalkAway campaign, sharing their own stories on socia...

17:37

Robert ORourke Caught In Lie About HIs Lifelong Republican Mother During Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He really is Kennedy-esque. Via Daily Wire: Rep. Robert Beto ORourke, a Texas Democrat running against Sen. Texas Cruz in this Novembers election, has a curious relationship with the truth. Take what the congressman said in a September debate with Cruz about a drunk driving accident he had in 1998. I did not try to []

17:25

HUGE: Supreme Court Will Hear Case to Decide if Far Left Tech Giants Can Censor Users "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For over a year The Gateway Pundit has spoken out about how the tech and social media giants are censoring and eliminating conservative publishers and conservative content.

***  In September The Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft testified to Congress on Facebook targeting of conservative publishers and content.

The Gateway Pundit has repeatedly reported on tech giant censorship of conservative content.

These powerful tech firms act as gatekeepers and prevent conservative content from being shared online.

In 2016 we were one of the few conservative sites that supported candidate Trump along with Breitbart, The Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.  We are proud of our efforts to report the truth that led to Trumps historic win.

In 2017 Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source in the 2016 election.

Because of this we were targeted and have seen our numbers related to Facebook and Twitter decline dramatically.

In February Facebook launched another algorithm change to their platform. With the changes we saw our traffic dwindle even further.

The algorithmic change caused President Donald Trumps engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

Facebook is doing this to a number of top conservative sites.

A recent Pew Study found that 71% of Americans see how tech giants are censoring political content.

A Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook  eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

...

17:15

Man Convicted Of Helping 9/11 Terrorists Is All Smiles After Early Release "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He better not show up anywhere in New York. Via NY Post: Thats a real killer smile. A Moroccan man convicted of helping the 9/11 terrorists carry out their plot flashed a huge grin as he flew home a free man on Monday after being released early from his meager sentence in Germany. Mounir el []

17:13

Organizer of Migrant Caravan Detained After President Trump Threatens to Cut U.S. Aid to Honduras, Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump meant business when he issued a strong warning to Honduran President Hernandez Tuesday over the migrant caravan marching northbound to United States. 

So far, the Presidents warning seems to be working because the organizer of the caravan, Bartolo Fuentes was detained in Guatemala Tuesday.

Guatemalan police officers detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker, from the middle of the large crowd that he and three other organizers had led from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, since Saturday, Reuters reported.

Fuentes is reportedly being deported back to Honduras according to the Honduran security minister.

The migrant caravan has splintered into smaller groups in order to be able to pass through Guatemala undetected, however; according to authorities some of the migrants turned around and headed back to Honduras.

Honduran migrants are still marching northbound, however; it is unclear how many people continue to trek to the U.S.

The Associate Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border.

On Monday, the migrant caravan, dubbed March of the Migrant, DOUBLED IN SIZE as it crossed through the Guatemalan border on its way to Mexico where they will head northbound to the United States.

According to Reuters, up to 3,000 migrants crossed from the Honduras into Guatemala after a standoff with police in riot gear Monday.

President Trump didnt even wait until the caravan of Hondurans reached Mexico before issuing a very stern warning to the Honduran president on Tuesday threatening to cut U.S. aid immediately!

...

17:00

Singer John Mayer says we need a new male contract to get rid of toxic masculinity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

John Mayer is a 40-year-old American singer. He is not married and has no children. John wants to tell you how to raise boys, including making sure that they know they are not entitled to every woman. Mayer has a Continue reading

16:32

Revolutionary Diplomacy: Cuban Diplomats Shout Down US Event On Political Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A tactic used by the democrats. Via CNS News: Cuban diplomats at the United Nations shouted down speakers and disrupted a U.S.-hosted event Tuesday highlighting the plight of Cuban political prisoners, prompting an American ambassador to say if the communist regimes diplomats behave that way, one can only wonder how its police behave. I have []

16:15

Sen. Ben Sasse Releases Book on Coming Together Includes Entire Chapter Trashing Hannity Sean Hannity Responds! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Nebraska Republican Senator and Never Trumper Ben Sasse just cant help himself.

He released a new book which is all about healing the country and bringing it back together.  Then he includes an entire chapter bashing conservative icon Sean Hannity.

Ben Sasse never liked President Trump and now we know he doesnt like Sean Hannity either.  The Republican Senator from Nebraska just released a book where he spent 20 pages criticizing conservative media pundit Sean Hannity.

Jack Posobiec on Twitter outed Sasse in a series of tweets. He first condemned Sasse for writing the anti-conservative book instead of doing his job working for the people of the United States:

Ben Sasseis a US Senator and he spends his time on our dime writing books about how much he doesnt like Hannity instead of doing his job

Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 17, 2018

Jack next mentioned how much effort Sasse spends hating people like Hannity in his book

Ben Sasses book is all about how much he hates people and wishes they all would just let him be president

Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 17, 2018

Then Jack drops a bomb Ben Sassewrote a book about coming together as a nation, but devoted an entire chapter to bashing Hannity. How is that coming together?

Ben Sassewrote a book about coming together as a nation, but devoted an entire chapter to bashing Hannity. How is that coming together?

Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 17, 2018

Sean Hannity responded at Hannity.com

Anti-Trump crusader and Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse set his sights...

16:01

Trump Nominates Openly Gay Conservative To Federal Appeals Court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nominated based on his judicial temperament not his sexual preference. Via NBC News: President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nations largest []

15:56

EXCLUSIVEDiamond and Silk: Dont #WalkAway, Run And Run Like Hell (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After witnessing the Democrat Partys deception, corruption and greed in the movie Dummycrats, Americans are not going to #WalkAway from Democrats they are going to run and run like hell, stars of the newly released movie Diamond and Silkp told The Gateway Pundit.

You are going to see people running away. You are going to see people switching their party, and pretty soon theres going to be one party called Make America Great Again,'Diamond warned during the premier of Dummycrats in Washington D.C. at Trump International Hotel. I am not telling you to walk away, Im telling you to run and run like hell. If you dont want to see the trajectory of our country change so horribly that you dont know youre left from your right, baby, you need to vote right, vote red and vote Republican. The Democrat party keeps walking around here talking about resist because they dont want America to exist as we know it.

Vote right, so you wont get left, Silk added.

Dummycrats features top Democrats including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Rep. Maxine Waters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

In the film, Diamond and Silk visit impoverished Democrat-run cities, like the California districts of Waters and Pelosi to expose the detrimental repercussions of progressive policies   heavy taxation, government dependence, illegal immigration and identity politics have had in their communities.

The sisters blast Waters for living in a mansion in an affluent neighborhood and refusing to live in her own poverty-stricken district.

They also talk to citizens to understand whether they like the policies of their elected officials.

Youve got to look at these politicians. They are going in poor coming out rich. They are working for their own greed, not the need of people unacceptable. Its time for everybody and I dont care what side of the aisle you are on, start paying attention to these politicians Diamond asserted. Often times, people just listen to soundbites, but they dont...

15:30

Rutgers Apologizes For Canceling Alum Speech After She Was Falsely Branded Islamophobe, Bigot "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Too late, the damage has already been done. Via Fox News: Rutgers University has apologized to a foreign policy expert and alum of the school after they scrapped her university-sponsored speech initially scheduled for Tuesday following left-wing protests. Lisa Daftari was invited to speak on Radicalism on College Campuses, but her talk was postponed by []

15:14

Trumps 2020 reelection campaign already has $106M and an army of grassroots volunteers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Two days before his inauguration, during an interview with the Washington fake news Post on Jan. 18, 2017, Donald John Trump already had the slogan for his re-election campaign in 2020. He asked the Post, Are you ready?, then announced Continue reading

15:00

Florida Middle School Reprimands Student For Wearing GOP T-Shirt To School On Nerd Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rush to judgement. Via Daily Mail: A Florida middle school student was told he couldnt wear his T-shirt bearing the Republican Party logo and was forced to turn the top inside out for the rest of the school day. The Jacksonville boy wore the controversial shirt as a part of his Republican nerd costume to []

15:00

Matt Forney Live: Centrism is Over Party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On this episode of Matt Forney Live, Ill be discussing how the U.S. military is forcing Silicon Valley to censor the Internet, the continuing collapse of globalism in Europe (as shown by the Bavarian election and the recent police raids against Jean-Luc Mlenchon and Marine Le Pen in France), the diplomatic crisis between Hungary and Ukraine, and more. Ill also be taking your calls. The show will air this afternoon at 2PM Eastern (1PM Central/11AM Pacific).

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14:47

WHAT DEMOCRATS NEVER SAY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I saw this ad on network television last night. It was produced by Future45, a pro-GOP super PAC founded in 2015 and bankrolled by the likes of Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson.

It's the Republicans' standard line of attack this year -- mob rule, socialism, Nancy Pelosi -- but pay attention to the last line of the ad:



The screaming. The violence. The smears and death threats. The far left moving to socialism. Undefended open borders. Immediate tax increases. One hundred percent government-run health care. The booming economy stopped. Nancy Pelosi back in power. Gridlock, and then impeachment.

Is that really what you want? Voting for any Democrat gets you all of that.
The last line is what Democrats and Democratic PACs never say, in campaign ads or in any other forum: Don't vote for any member of the other party.

It's easier for Republicans to say this because Fox News and talk radio proclaim 24 hours a day, in campaign years and off years, that all opponents of the GOP, from moderate Democrats to window-smashing anarchists, are part of one grotesque hydra-headed beast that wants to empty your bank account, burn down your neighborhood, and put MS-13 members under your bed. Republicans don't just nationalize every election -- they've nationalized every political conversation in America. As a result, every unpopular Democrat or left-leaning professor/entertainer/athlete/demonstrator is a millstone around every Democrat's neck.

By contrast, our side is often reluctant to say that every Republican member of Congress, even the ones with a reputation for moderation (deserved or undeserved), will still vote for the party leadership that does all the smashmouth partisan things voters hate, and that most of those allegedly moderate Republicans will vote in lockstep with the party on the majority of issues. Outside of deeply progressive media, our pols and PACs never simply say simply that the Republican Party is the problem. And we don't link right-wing extremism to the GOP -- Republicans now are pounding the message that Antifa equals the Democrats, even though Antifa despises both major parties, whereas Democrats aren't even running ads linking the pro-violence Gavin McInnes and his Proud Boys to the GOP, despite the fact that this unabashed advocate of violence was invited to deliver a talk at a R...

14:37

Where is Speaker Paul Ryan? With Mid-Terms in Three Weeks Hes Nowhere to be Found "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Where the hell is Speaker Paul Ryan? It appears for the second major election in a row he is doing all he can to stop the Trump Train!

In 2016, during the Presidential campaign Speaker Ryan stated in a call with House Republicans that he would never support then Presidential candidate Trump, and he never has

During the Presidents first year in office, Ryan couldnt contain his disdain for the President. Every time he was with the President he had a horrible smirk on his face.

Ryan never realized how disgusting his actions and lack of support were to Republicans who admire President Trump for his courage and efforts to change America for the better after the eight destructive years of the Obama Administration. In spite of significant head winds from corrupt Democrats, the media and NeverTrumper Republicans, like Ryan himself, the President succeeded in accomplishing a significant portion of his agenda in his first year in office alone.

But in March 2018, Ryan provided the President a monstrous spending bill. The President signed it but reluctantly. Americans voted against massive spending from the Obama years by voting for Trump. In spite of President Trumps deficits being half that of Obamas, the spending bill was not popular and Ryan knew it. Ryan gave the Democrats all they wanted and yet didnt provide any money for President Trumps wall on the Southern border.

Since announcing his run for office, the media...

14:13

Rep. Lloyd Smucker Crusades Against the Federal Agency Investigating His Own Familys Drywall Business "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In practically all campaigns of every ideological stripe, politicians pledge to create jobs. Beyond the rhetoric, though, a deep divide is taking shape in Pennsylvanias 11th Congressional District one that pits two very different visions and track records on the type of workforce that will fuel Americas future against each other.

The incumbent in the Lancaster-area race, freshman Republican Rep. Lloyd Smucker, who amassed a fortune in the local construction industry, is facing a challenge from Democratic candidate Jess King. For her part, King was the executive director of a nonprofit that helped local entrepreneurs build sustainable business models with a focus on serving the broader community.

Both candidates have experience creating jobs, but they propose dueling frameworks for how the economy should maximize employment for Americans. Only one of the candidates, however, is accused of maximizing employment and profit at the expense of American workers safety.

In his first two years in Congress, Smucker has taken an approach that decidedly favors business owners, working to weaken Labor Department regulations and labor unions, as well as promoting an increased reliance on seasonal foreign workers in jobs such as construction. As it turns out, Smuckers legislative agenda reflects a business career centered on a similar approach, according to government records and lawsuits reviewed by The Intercept.

Over three decades, Rep. Lloyd Smuckers family drywall business has racked up penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious safety violations.

Over three decades, Smuckers family drywall business has racked up penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for serious safety violations, creating a work environment that one employee claimed led to an accident that gave him significant injuries.

In contrast, King has managed several nonprofits devoted to local job growth, helping entrepreneurs pitch investors, secure loans, and learn how to create businesses that serve broad goals in the community. Kings devotion to high-quality, high-paying jobs is apparent in her campaign. She is one of the only candidates in the country whose campaign staff is organized and represented by a labor union.

In their first debate last week, Smucker belittled Kings ideas for infrastructure spending, Medicare for All health care, and debt-free public college. Its the private sector that creates jobs, not the government, said Smucker.

King argued, I have been an entrepreneur in nonprofits. [I] have started and gro...

14:00

Far Left Comedian George Lopez ATTACKS Trump Supporter at Hooters (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More liberal violence
A video released on Sunday shows far left actor-comedian George Lopez attacking a Trump supporter outside a Hooters restaurant in New Mexico.

Lopez grabs the mans phone and then grabs the mans neck.

CBS Local reported:

A cellphone video has surfaced showing comedian George Lopez getting into an altercation at a New Mexico Hooters with a man reported to be a vocal supporter of Donald Trump.

According to CBS 4 in Texas, the 15-second video recorded Sunday was posted by gossip news site TMZ. It starts with a man looking into his phone, saying, Here comes my boy George as Lopez appears to walk out of the restaurant. Jorge Lopez! the man says before the comedian asks, Posting more bull****?

Lopez then grabs the mans phone as the alleged Trump fan says, Hes a badass! Look at him! He wants to fight me! Lopez says something unintelligible during the scuffle as he grabs the mans neck.

George wants to fight me! the man says as the video ends.

A person close to Lopez told the site the man had been taunting Lopez the entire night, making pro-Trump comments and screaming MAGA!

The post Far Left Comedian George Lopez ATTACKS Trump Supporter at Hooters (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

14:00

How The DCCC Plans To Turn The House Democratic Caucus Over To The Blue Dogs And New Dems And Destoy The Progressive Movement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"



There are 84 candidates on the DCCC's Red to Blue list, 15 Blue Dogs, 60 New Dems and 19 that are not from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. The bolded candidates have been endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which doesn't mean much any longer since Mark Pocan seems to think it's cool to endorse New Dems. These are all the DCCC's Red-to-Blue candidates:
Clarke Tucker (Blue Dog/New Dem- AR-02)
Ann Kirkpatrick (New Dem- AZ-02)
Jessica Morse (New Dem- CA-04)
Josh Harder (New Dem- CA-10)
T.J. Cox (New Dem- CA-21)
Katie Hill (New Dem- CA-25)
Gil Cisneros (New Dem- CA-39)
Katie Porter (New Dem- CA-45)
Harley Rouda (New Dem- CA-48)
Mike Levin (CA-49)
...

13:45

Democrats Outline Priorities When They Take Congress: Protect Illegals, Gun Control, Investigate Kavanaugh and Russia, Impeach Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This sounds like a nightmare.
How can people support this crap?

Democrats announced they will fight to protect illegals, pass gun control, investigate Justice Kavanaugh and launch several Russia probes when they take Congress in November.

Democrats believe this is what America wants from their government.
Forget the Trump wall! Democrats will be protecting illegal aliens instead.
This is pure insanity!

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the Democrats would prioritize new gun control legislation and protecting illegal immigrants if they regain control of the House of Representatives after the midterms next month.

Democrats will look to pass a gun background check bill and protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Pelosi told Politico. She also said the Democrats would try to pass campaign finance reform and lower drug prices.

Pelosi is actively campaigning and fundraising on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates. In the third quarter of 2018, she will report raising over $30 million for the partys candidates.

The house minority leader is also preparing to return to the role of speaker of the House, a position she held from 2007 to 2011. Although her bid to become speaker has faced resistance from some House Democrats clamoring for new leadership, Pelosi appears to have solidified the support of her caucus, Politico notes.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) has listed five investigations the Democrats would launch if they win the House, saying they will need to ruthlessly prioritize the most important matters first.

Schiff wants to investigate whether the Russians have financial leverage over President Donald Trump. In the House Judiciary Committee, Schiff said Democrats will look into abuse of the pardon power, attacks on the rule of...

13:21

Stormy Daniels must pay Trumps legal fees after judge dismissed her defamation lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There is actually a sensible, constitutional judge in California! John Fritze reports for USA Today that on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, a federal judge in California dismissed a defamation lawsuit pornographic actress Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) had filed Continue reading

12:01

Upheaval: Brazil on the Brink. The Saudi Regime Under Fire. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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

 

A far-right government led by the authoritarian Congressman Jair Bolsanaro is highly likely to win the presidency in Brazil when the October 28 run-off is held. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald is host and he breaks down the rise of the most extreme right-wing candidate in the democratic world and explains why Brazils young and fragile democracy leaves it far more susceptible to a return of military rule than the older and more established democracies of Europe and North America. Glenn is joined by the vice presidential candidate on the Workers Party ticket running against Bolsonaro, Manuela dvila, for a wide-ranging interview about Bolsonaro, the campaign she and the Workers Party are running, and the severe dangers posed to Brazilian democracy. He asks dvila whether the democratic institutions in place will be enough to guard against a president who advocates returning to military dictatorship, and they discuss the neoliberal economic crisis that is likely to come. Journalist Sarah Aziza gives an in-depth analysis of the alleged brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that has rocked the journalistic world and started a debate over the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia. She breaks down the Saudi governments explanations of events in Khashoggis disappearance, and gives the context of other disappeared and jailed Saudi critics at the hands of the government before, and after, Mohammad bin Salman seized and consolidated power in the Kingdom.

Tom Llamas: Shes one of the most recognizable faces in the world.

Melania Trump: No, I dont feel he insulted the Mexicans. He said, illegal immigrants.

TL: A stylish First Lady. A devoted mother.

MT: Do you want to see President Obamas birth certificate, or not?

Joy Behar: Ive seen it. Ive seen it

MT: Its not a birth certificate.

TL: But beyond that, Melania Trump remains, for many Americans, an enigma.

TL...

10:30

Ele est por trs da maior operao antifraude das urnas. Mas frauda o prprio currculo. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Foram dias de espera at que, na manh desta tera-feira, um homem de cabelos brancos e colete anunciasse, em tom robtico, no YouTube, o que eleitores de Jair Bolsonaro gostariam de ouvir: h grandes chances das urnas brasileiras terem sido fraudadas em 2018.

Figura carimbada nos eventos patrocinados pela direita, o protagonista do vdeo Hugo Csar Hoeschl, um ex-procurador da Fazenda Nacional que posa na internet de respeitado acadmico e de bastio da luta pela verdade. Seu discurso, repetido desde 2014 em palestras, que h exatos 73,14% de probabilidade das eleies de quatro anos atrs, vencida por Dilma contra Acio, terem sido manipuladas.

Sua mais recente empreitada foi provar que o mesmo ocorreria em 2018. No discurso, gravado pelo grupo Brasil Paralelo, uma espcie de Netflix de contedos conspiracionistas, Hoeschl afirma que, para comprovar a fraude das urnas eletrnicas, montou uma rede de computadores com alto poder de processamento nos EUA. Ningum sabe onde, nem mesmo se nos EUA de fato. Essas mquinas, diz, estariam configuradas para capturar, processar e analisar o banco de dados do TSE e mostrar o baixo ndice de confiabilidade das eleies. Hoje, com cinco dias de atraso e no mesmo cenrio escuro e com computadores ao fundo, ele anunciou o resultado: 77,68% de chances de fraude.

Seu mtodo, explicado genericamente por palestras de grupos de direita como o Conclave de So Paulo, baseado num conceito chamado Lei de Newcomb-Benford. Trata-se de uma constatao de que, em sries numricas geradas naturalmente, h sempre uma tendncia de o nmero 1 aparecer mais vezes (30,1% do total), seguido pelo nmero 2, depois pelo nmero 3 e por a vai. Por outro lado, nas sries numricas que sofressem fraude humana, teria muito mais nmeros altos, a exemplo de 7, 8 e 9.

O modelo criado pelo fsico Frank Benford (1883-1946) se provou eficaz para verificar alguns tipos de fraudes em relatrios contbeis e bancrios: muitos fraudadores, afinal, costumam usar nmeros 9 para no usar nmeros redondos e no causar suspeita preferem usar 9.999 em vez de 10.000 para burlar limites de transferncia, por exemplo. Quanto s eleies, porm, a ferramenta forense est longe de ser confivel. De uns anos para c, muitos tericos de universidades renomadas aplicaram a metodologia e no conseguiram provar a validade do recurso.

Um deles Michelle Brown, da Universidade de Georgetown, que, ao aplicar a ferramenta nos dados de votos de uma assembleia nos EUA,...

09:01

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


by Noah

Well, isn't this special. During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, it just wasn't enough for the Republican Party to message the country that sexual assault is no big deal and that Dr. Ford was lying and that Kavanaugh should be confirmed no matter what. No, soon the White House had their White Nationalist friends over at FOX "News" going the anti-Semitic route with idiotic claims that the whole Kavanaugh hearing uproar was part of a George Soros-funded plot. Once Herr Trump's minions went there, it was only one small side step, if that, to fliers and posters blaming "The Jews" for the whole damn thing; fliers complete with depictions of Senators Feinstein and Schumer, among others. Admit it, would it shock you if the flier was drawn up by some White House luminary such as Gen. Kelly or, perhaps an eager to please intern who knew how to get ahead in today's Republican Party?

Maybe this whole Nazi flier thing is something Nazi-saluting Laura Ingraham or Tucker Carlson devoted their artistic talents to and faxed over to the Oval Office. Who knows? Trump's "very fine people" at The Dailey Stormer proudly take credit for it but, really, isn't it only a matter of time before Carlson's Daily Caller officially merges with them? They might as well since Carlson has made his personal ideology so clear, even going so far as to broadcast the propaganda of his fellow white supremacists.

With Trump in the White House, this kind of thing isn't 6 degrees of...

07:04

NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co: Boycott Protected Under First Amendment Of The US Constitution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Claiborne Hardware Co.
458 U.S. 886
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Claiborne Hardware Co. (No. 81-202)
Argued: March 3, 1982
Decided: July 2, 1982
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* Syllabus
* Opinion, Stevens
Syllabus
In 1966, a boycott of white merchants in Claiborne County, Miss., was launched at a meeting of a local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attended by several hundred black persons. The purpose of the boycott was to secure compliance by both civic and business leaders with a lengthy list of demands for equality and racial justice. The boycott was largely supported by speeches encouraging nonparticipants to join the common cause and by nonviolent picketing, but some acts and threats of violence did occur. In 1969, respondent white merchants filed suit in Mississi...

06:43

Trish Regan Extensive Interview With President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fox Business News host Trish Regan is granted an extensive interview with President Trump.  Multiple topics are covered including the midterm elections, the Fed, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. economy and President Trumps 2020 presidential run.

06:20

October 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #636 "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

Wednesday October 17th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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

06:12

Midterm 2018 OHIO: Sherrod Brown vs. Jim Rennaci "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Should Ohio vote for a far Leftist for yet another term in the US Senate?

Trump won Ohio and there is only one statewide Democrat left in office.

Sen. Sherrod Brown has one of the most Far Left voting records in the entire US Senate. He should not go back to Washington.

He opposes Trump on EVERYTHING.

He vehemently voted against Judge Kavanaugh.

Sherrod Brown has been accused of alleged domestic abuse and yet neither his Democrat party nor the voters seem to take the charges seriously.

He is running against a conservative, solid Middle American congressman, Jim Rennaci.

Jim has a consistent record of supporting Trump and America First.

The polls have Brown slightly ahead.

Why?

He does not deserve another term and is not representing the hard working, pro-American people of the good state of Ohio.

He does not share their Midwestern values.

Brown actually started his political career as a Yalie in 1972 volunteering for George McGovern.

He is now a career politician.

He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act and proudly wears the badge of Progressive.

Closely aligned with socialist Bernie Sanders, Brown has received the most liberal member of Congress standing for years and years.

He opposed the 2017 Tax Bill, which gave Ohioans more jobs, more money in their pockets and a booming economy.

Brown must go.

Putting Republican Rennaci into the US Senate is the Ohio buckeye thing to do!

Make this viral in Ohio!

The post Midterm 2018 OHIO: Sherrod Brown vs. Jim Rennaci appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:05

AP Journalists: On the Record With President Donald J Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump gave AP reporters Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller an extensive interview session within the Oval Office on Tuesday October 16th. A transcript of that interview is below: President Trump: How is the business of the news? Continue reading

06:01

Should the Electoral College Be Abolished? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New Yorks 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senates confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

Hillary Clinton has long been a critic of the Electoral College. Just recently, she wrote in The Atlantic, You wont be surprised to hear that I passionately believe its time to abolish the Electoral College.

Subjecting presidential elections to the popular vote sounds eminently fair to Americans who have been miseducated by public schools and universities. Worse yet, the call to eliminate the Electoral College reflects an underlying contempt for our Constitution and its protections for personal liberty. Regarding miseducation, the founder of the Russian Communist Party, Vladimir Lenin, said, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. His immediate successor, Josef Stalin, added, Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

A large part of Americans miseducation is the often heard claim that we are a democracy. The word democracy appears nowhere in the two most fundamental documents of our nation the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In fact, our Constitution in Article 4, Section 4 guarantees to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government. The Founding Fathers had utter contempt for democracy. James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, said that in a pure democracy, there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Virginia Gov. Edmund Randolph said that in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy. John Adams wrote: Remember Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy Yet, that did not commit suicide. At the Constitutional Convention, Alexander Hamilton said: We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is found not in the extremes of democracy but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy.

For those too dense to understand these arguments, ask yourselves: Does the Pledge of Allegiance say to the democracy for which it stands or to the republic for which it stands? Di...

Ecuador Restores Julian Assanges Internet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assanges communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuadors president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states. His visitor access was also limited to members of his legal team

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuadors President Lenin Moreno on Friday, WikiLeaks said in a statement. 

Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, added: It is positive that through UN intervention Ecuador has partly ended the isolation of Mr Assange although it is of grave concern that his freedom to express his opinions is still limited.

The UN has already declared Mr Assange a victim of arbitrary detention. This unacceptable situation must end.

The UK government must abide by the UNs ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorian embassy without the threat of extradition to the United States. Belfast Telegraph

Assange, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador, will not leave the embassy out of the belief that he will be arrested by UK authorities and extradited to the United States, where a Clinton-friendly DOJ awaits the arrival of the man Hillary once joked about murdering via drone strike.

WikiLeaks statement said that the meetings which resulted in the partial restoration of Assanges communications were held between President Moreno, the UN high commission for refug...

Should US-Saudi Alliance Be Saved? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shop all books by Pat Buchanan

Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of severe punishment if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the worlds largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia plays an impactful and active role in the global economy.

Message: Sanction us, and we may just sanction you.

Some of us yet recall how President Nixons rescue of Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War triggered a Saudi oil embargo that led to months of long gas lines in the United States, and contributed to Nixons fall.

Yesterday, a week after Jared Kushner had been assured by his friend Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate, Trump put through a call to King Salman himself.

According to a Trump tweet, the king denied any knowledge of whatever may have happened to our Saudi Arabian citizen.'

Trump said he was immediately sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh to meet with the king on the crisis. The confrontation is escalating. Crown Prince Mohammed and King Salman have both now put their nations honor and credibility on the line.

Both are saying that what the Turks claim they can prove Khashoggi was tortured and murdered in the consulate, cut up, and his body parts flown to Saudi Arabia is a lie.

For Trump and the U.S., this appears a classic case of the claims of international morality clashing with the claims of national interest.

The archetype occurred in the mid-1870s when Ottoman Turks perpetrated a slaughter of Bulgarian Christians under their rule.

Former Prime Minister William Gladstone set Britain ablaze with a pamphlet titled, The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East, calling for the expulsion of the Turks from Europe.

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and Queen Victoria were apoplectic. For they were relying on the Turks to block the encroachment of Czarist Russia into the Eastern Balkans and down to the Turkish Straits.

Disraeli prevailed. The Brits put morality on the shelf.

For the U.S., morality and interests collided when FDR recognized the Bolshevik regime of Joseph Stalin in 1933, even as Stalins agents were s...

Western Civilization No Longer Exists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Cheney-Bush and Obama regimes destroyed due process, with the result that American citizens were detained in prison indefinitely without evidence and murdered without evidence or trial. In violation of US and international laws, the US government used torture to produce terrorists, who were not terrorists, in order to justify Washingtons wars, wars that have nothing whatsoever to do with fighting terrorism.

The Democratic Partys Identity Politics successful demonization of white heterosexual males has made American universities unsafe for white heterosexual males. Any woman can accuse them of rape, and despite the absence of any evidence, and even in the face of complete evidence to the contrary, the university, in total violation of all known rules of due process, can convict the accusedindeed, conviction on accusation alone is mandatory in American universitiesand destroy the reputation of the accused along with his ability to continue his education.

In the article below federal courts confronted with these mandatory university convictions of white males have overturned them, ruling against the universities violations of due process. The corrupt university administrations are serving Identity Politics, not justice.

Just imagine that if the Democrats, who in their glory represented the working class, were to achieve political power and appoint federal judges. No white heterosexual male would be safe. Under the Democrats Identity Politics, white heterosexual males are automatically guilty. Due process is not needed. By definition, white heterosexual males are racists, misogynists, and rapists. No evidence is needed.

I am waiting for the case when a white university female brings a rape case against a black university male. It will be interesting to see how the university chooses which side to take. In such a case we have two victims of white male supremacy. Which victim will prevail against the other victim. Will the university come down on the side of the protected black or on the side of the protected female? Or will the university decide that the rape was actually done by a white male pretending to be black.

This question illustrates the complete breakdown of American society. Most likely this deplorable situation is the case throughout the Western World. Society is so divided that there is no society there. And the idiot Russians want to join us!

To be truthful, there is nothing left of Western civilization, and the fault is not Ru...

New Government Report Shows US Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I have warned before that someone can hack into your car, take control, and actually assassinate you while making it look like an accident. Even Wired Magazine has come out warning about the flaws that allow your car to be hacked.  Michael Hastings was the journalist exposing the surveillance state. Hastings wrote about the investigation of reporters by the U.S. Department of Justice back in 2013. He said that the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the Obama administration were a war on journalism. He wrote his last story before he died in what may have been a cyber attack. Someone was able to control his car remotely and drove it into a tree at top speed. His last story was entitled: Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans, published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013. Any journalist who goes for the truth about the Deep States seems to end up dead.

Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. Today, cars connected with GPS can actually be hacked. It is possible to take control of your car, right down to the steering wheel, remotely. WIRED Magazine has proven this ability, which many others have confirmed. The likelihood that Hastings was killed remotely in an auto cyber attack is extremely high. He was on the Snowden affair and was the reason Snowden had to leave the country and turn everything over to the Guardian in London.

new government report now reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a high-tech weapon system. Hackers who can take control of your car, could also take control of jets and attack Washington itself. The Pentagons own report shows how unsophisticated they are. They never bothered to even change the default password on multiple defense systems. This report confirms that a cyber attack can be launched and the systems can be easily hacked using just basic tools that a teenager nerd would figure out in less than an hour.

...

The Electric Surtax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Porsches have never been inexpensive but theyre about to become more so. You could call it the electric surtax  because thats what it amounts to.

And its probably going to be applied to us all, eventually.

Porsche corporate the company   just announced that it will expect all 190 of its U.S. stores to install high-voltage fast chargers at a cost of $300,000-$400,000 per store as part of the companys commitment to electrify half its product portfolio by 2025.

The problem which Porsche openly concedes is that while electric Porsches are fast, theyre slower than a 72 Pinto with a slipping transmission when it comes to recharging.

This is a problem with all electric cars, not just Porsches.

Its a much bigger problem, arguably, than battery range.

But it magnifies that problem.

Electric cars cant go as far as gas-engined cars, even very thirsty ones. A 911 Turbo averages about 20 MPG (19 city, 24 highway) but it can still go between 340 and 429 miles  (city/highway) on a full tank which is at least 100-150 miles farther than the longest-legged electric car currently on the market, a Tesla S.

And the range touted by Tesla and other EV advocates should always be taken with two big spoonfuls of salt because its much more variable than the range of a gas-engined car. For example, electric cars are more affected by heat and cold in part because power-using accessories such as AC and heat are powered by electricity and take a lot of electricity to power. Use these accessories and your range decreases.

Electric batteries also lose efficiency in extremely cold weather just like the 12V battery that starts a gas-engined car. But once a gas-engined car is running, cold weather doesnt affect its range even if the heat is used because the heat is created as a byproduct of the running engine.

But even if an electric cars range exactly matched its gas-engined equivalent, there is still the problem of recharging these things.

It is a time problem.

And fast chargers arent going to solve it because theyre not.

Read the Whole Article

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You Want To Make America Great Again? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.George Washington

Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign.

Thats what the First Amendment is supposed to be about.

Yet through a series of carefully crafted legislative steps and politically expedient court rulings, government officials have managed to disembowel this fundamental freedom, rendering it with little more meaning than the right to file a lawsuit against government officials.

In the process, government officials have succeeded in insulating themselves from their constituents, making it increasingly difficult for average Americans to make themselves seen or heard by those who most need to hear what we the people have to say.

Indeed, President Trumpalways keen to exercise his free speech rights to sound off freely on any topic that strikes his fancyhas not been as eager to protect the First Amendment rights of his fellow citizens to speak freely, assemble, protest and petition ones government officials for a redress of grievances.

Not that long ago, in fact, Trump suggested that the act of protesting should be illegal.

The president has also suggested demonstrators should lose their jobs or be met with violence for speaking out.

Mind you, this is the man who took an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Perhaps someone should have made sure Trump had actually read the Constitution first.

Most recently, the Trump Administration proposed rules that would crack down on protests in front of the White House and on the National Mall.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, The rules would restrict gatherings that now take place on a 25-foot-wide sidewalk in front of the White House to just a 5-foot sliver, severely limiting crowds...

We Now Know the Government-Funded Group "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On October 11, 2018, 58+ more pages were removed from Facebook causing yet another uproar in the war against independent media. My inbox flooded with messages as friends and other page admins began asking me when I thought we were going to be next.

The thought crossed my mind, the day could come, but for now, we will keep building our platform off Facebook, stay grounded in our thoughts and continue producing quality, neutral, conscious media and journalism. We feel Facebook will not have any REAL excuse to come after that, but we know they dont need an excuse per se.

After all, all of my friends pages were just deleted because Facebook felt they were tied to some sort of Russian/US election meddling. Its interesting when you consider the only people meddling in the election is Facebook. Why else would they delete numerous Facebook pages which often oppose the state-controlled mainstream media?

Beyond the political pressure Facebook seems to be receiving, what actually goes on during this all our targeted censorship? We may never know exactly, but signs point to a specific group that appears to be heavily involved in the process.

The Group That Guides Facebook Censorship

Enter The Atlantic Council (TAC).

According to a Google Search,

TAC is an American think tank in the field of international affairs. Founded in 1961, it provides a forum for international political, business, and intellectual leaders. It manages ten regional centers and functional programs related to international security and global economic prosperity.

Sounds nice, but then again so do many things that have profit and control driven intentions. Take Monsanto for example, here is an explanation of what they do according to a Monsanto rep.

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. We develop products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanitys needs in balance with the resources of our planet.

A look into what Monsanto really does might reveal such things as...

Counter-Terrorism According to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While the new US anti-terrorist strategy doesnt change much in terms of the fight itself, it operates a profound modification of the working rules of the Pentagon and the Secretariat of Homeland Security. It is not so much a rationalisation of what has been developed since 2001, but more a redefinition of the missions of the federal State.

On 4 October 2018, the White House published the new  National Strategy for Counterterrorism  [1]. This document is presented as a split from what has been achieved so far in the matter the last text, dating from the Obama administration, was published in 2011. In reality, this is a compromise between President Trump and the Pentagon.

Introduction

Terrorism is a method of combat to which all armies reserve the right. The five permanent powers of the UN Security Council made a targeted use of terrorism during the Cold War.

At that time, terrorist acts were either messages sent by one state to another, or secret operations aimed at inhibiting a protagonist. Today, they have become generalised. They no longer have a place in the secret dialogues between states, but are intended to weaken them.

As an example for our French readers, lets remember that during the civil war in Lebanon, President Franois Mitterrand ordered the attack against the Office of Military Conscription in Damascus, causing 175 deaths, in response to the assassination of Frances ambassador in Beirut, Louis Delamarre. Or again, in 1985, President Mitterrand ordered the destruction of the Rainbow Warrior, a ship belonging to the Greenpeace organisation, because its presence prevented the continuation of nuclear testing in the Pacific. The attack caused one death.

Ambiguities

Three ambiguities have persisted in US rhetoric since 2001 :

- The notion of a Global War on Terror (GWOT), formulated by George Bush Jr., never made any sense at all. The word terrorism does not define enemies, but a method of combat. The war on terrorism makes no more sense than a war against war . It was a way of announcing what Donald Rumsfeld called the endless war in other words the strategy by Admiral Arthur Cebrowski for the destruction of the state structures of countries which are not connected to the global economy.

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Eyesores Galore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nearly three quarters of a century after his death, Hitlers shadow continues to fall across Europe. Any dissent from any modern orthodoxy, no matter how silly, soon meets with the argumentum ad Hitlerum, to the effect that something or other is the beginning of the slippery slope to Auschwitz. Guilt by association is now the highest form of refutationother than outright abuse, of course.

There was a good example of this in the Observer newspaper last Sunday. An article titled A dubious history in the remaking? recounted, among other things, the reconstruction of part of Frankfurt am Main exactly as it was before its destruction in the war.

Frankfurt was beautiful before its destruction, as were many German cities. Germany, in fact, had one of the greatest urban heritages in the world, whose destruction no civilized person can fail to lament. The attempt to recapture some small part of it is therefore to be welcomed, albeit that however accurately the destroyed original is copied, only the passage of time will lend to the replica the charm of immemorial usage. The fact is, however, that no period of time will ever be sufficient to lend charm to what the locals call Mainhattan, the tower blocks of modern Frankfurt, which might as well be in Bangkok, Dubai, or Omaha, Nebraska, as in Germany.

The article managed to smear the attempt at restoration by making it sound almost like a neo-Nazi project. The underlying argument, by implication, was as follows: Hitler and Nazism being the teleological end of German history, the crescendo to which all previous German history was inevitably leading, any fondness for anything German pre-1945 is at least a subliminal expression of Nazi sympathies. Much better, then, to stick with Mainhattan, which is beyond all political suspicion. If a German city has nothing whatever German about it, who can suspect it of bad politics?

An added attraction of many reconstruction projects [in Germany], says the author of the article, quoting a German professor, is that the damage being repaired was inflicted by Allied bombing, which reinforces the far-right narrative that Nazi Germany was as much a victim as a perpetrator of war crimes. I have no special insight into the mentality of the German far-right, but surely the main impulse behind the reconstruction is an understanding of the beauty of what has been lost and the ugliness of what has been gained. My mother was a refugee from Nazi Germany, but I am all for the restoration of whatever can be salvaged in Germany because I prefer beauty to ugliness wherever it might be.

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How To Maneuver a Vehicle and Drive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whiteout conditions can be dangerous if not deadly. With cold weather around the corner, were going to cover some basic information on what you need to do when driving in these winter conditions.

For those of you who are unaware of what it is like driving in whiteout conditions, this is a good video that demonstrates just how dangerous it can be.

These techniques mentioned here should be practiced before you employ them for real.  How do you practice? Find a road that does not have a lot of traffic that is close to your home and take one or two people with you. Take flashlights and attachments that make the flashlight a colored cone, preferably red as it stands out in the falling snow the best. Now practice the techniques that we will outline, with one person in the vehicle, and another one as a control person to help ensure success by guiding the vehicle from the outside.

Now, lets begin. This technique can be very dangerous if you do not employ it correctly. For naysayers and law-and-order worshippers, keep in mind: there are such things as mitigating circumstances. If youre suffering from some kind of injury with no telephone and its a life-or-death situation, forget about Officer (Un)Friendly and go for the win. succeed in your travel.

One of the problems with Whiteouts is with the headlights themselves. The lights reflect off the snowflakes and blind the driver. High-beams are out. Low-beams can also be out, and now for the punch line: You can drive through a Whiteout in a controlled manner better without the headlights than with them.

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Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Recent research into the health effects of artificial sweeteners deliver yet another blow to safety claims. The animal study,1,2,3,4,5 published in the journal Molecules, found all artificial sweeteners currently approved and deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cause DNA damage in, and interfere with the normal and healthy activity of, gut bacteria.

The artificial sweeteners included in this study included:

All Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

As reported by Business Insider,6 the research team concluded that all of these sweeteners had a toxic, stressing effect, making it difficult for gut microbes to grow and reproduce. While the authors do not directly refer to them as having antibiotic effects, when something is killing bacteria, thats essentially whats happening.

According to the researchers, the effects on your gut health may in turn affect your bodys ability to process regular sugar and other carbohydrates. According to this study, the toxic limit for these artificial sweeteners appears to be around 1 milligram per milliliter (mg/mL).

Ariel Kushmaro, Ph.D., professor of microbial biotechnology at Ben-Gurion University and lead author, told Business Insider, We are not claiming that it...

06:00

GOP Triage-- Blame Game, Name Game "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




This time it's the Republicans' turn to play the blame game-- Shirley Ellis' 1964 "Name Game" version, not the one Trumpist asshole Kanye stole from Apex Twin. Steve Peoples covered it for the AP. "Republicans," he wrote, "have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The partys candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOPs most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival. And as they initiate a painful and strategic triage, the early Republican-on-Republican blame game has begun as well."

It would be tragic if some loathsome House Republican-- say Iowa lunatic Rod Blum, for example-- sneaks a 3-D printed gun into the Capitol and shoots Paul Ryan between the eyes, wouldn't it? My thoughts and prayers are already welling up inside me.
GOP operatives connected to several vulnerable candidates complain that the committee responsible for electing House Republicans has failed to deliver on its promise to invest $62 million in political advertising across 11 states this fall, a promise detailed in a September memo that declared, The cavalry is coming.

The operatives spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid retribution; vulnerable Republican candidates still hope to receive additional financial support over the three weeks before Election Day.

But if the cavalry is coming, its not coming for everyone.

Already, the Republican operatives...

05:02

Tem bolsonarista querendo uma Noite dos Cristais "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

No domingo de eleio, a funcionria pblica Paula Guerra foi espancada porcriticar ideias de Bolsonaro.

04:35

Midterm 2018 NEW JERSEY: Bob Hugin vs. Robert Menendez "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

New Jersey is the bluest of states.

A Democrat incumbent running for reelection to the US Senate should win hands down.

Unless you are Robert Menendez.

The hyper liberal, crooked Senator is suffering from voter turnoff.

Even his Democrat allies loathe him.

His campaign is now weakened with lack of funds and is considered shaky.

Why?

It is because Menendez is a sleaze.

He is saddled with very negative ratings all caused by his character.

His ethics troubles are legion and the legal case against him is extensive. Look at his recent trial!

He smells to high heaven.

In any other state they would vote the BUM out.

Will NJ act?

This race is now a statistical dead heat.

The Republican challenger Bob Hugin is a political newcomer and former biopharma executive.

He represents an American success story.

From humble beginnings, Hugin has gone on to live the American Dream.

The native of New Jersey was a marine. He served his country. He is a fighter for health care and for community.

He is independent but pro-business. He likes the Trump economy.

Topple Menendez.

Send the message.

Make this viral in the Garden State.

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04:05

I AINT DEAD BITCHES!!! Roseanne Barr Trolls ABCs Spin-Off The Conners "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Roseanne Barr trolled ABCs The Conners, Tuesday evening.

The Conners, a spin off of Roseannes family created after ABC cancelled Roseanne dealt with her death in the first episode.

It was revealed Tuesday evening that Roseannes fictional character died of an opioid overdose as a way to eliminate her from the show.

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter Tuesday night to troll ABCs spin-off.

I AINT DEAD, BITCHES!!!! Roseanne Barr tweeted to her followers.

ABC announced in May they cancelled Roseanne after Barr fired off a tweet about Valerie Jarrett.

Roseanne said this of Jarrett, muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj.

Roseanne Barr apologized immediately for her tweet but that wasnt good enough for the rabid left.

The Conners rating debut was down 35% from Roseanne opener via Deadline:

Down 35% from the Roseanne opener, the debut of The Conners was just 4% better than the mothership series finale in metered market numbers. In fact, despite a massive marketing push, The Conners wasnt even the highest rated show of Tuesday night. Though The Conners was ahead of This Is Us by 22% in the early numbers, it was the fourth episode of the 16th season of CBS NCIS that topped the night with a 8.1/13 in metered market results.

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04:02

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Currently 7+ Million Job Openings Third Quarter Wage Gains +3.3%. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some remarkable economic data today. There are more than seven million current job openings [See Here] and the year-over-year average wage gains are 3.3% [See Here] (BLS Table A Source Link) For Continue reading

04:00

Michigan Boy, 6, Raises $22G For Diabetic Service Dog By Selling Pumpkins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: A 6-year-old Michigan boy with Type 1 diabetes has exceeded his $20,000 fundraising goal after his pumpkin patch effort to raise money for a service dog went viral. Ian Unger, a kindergarten student at McNaughton Elementary School, requires constant supervision for his insulin levels and was told that he couldnt ride the []

03:46

OKeefe Strikes Again McCaskill Campaign Essentially Lies to Get Elected, Campaign Hides Planned Parenthood Contributions (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

James OKeefe strikes again!

Project Veritas has been focusing on the midterms by targeting Democrat candidates with its new series dubbed Secrets and Lies.

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.

Claire McCaskill was not happy about OKeefes undercover sting and responded Tuesday evening by blaming her opponent, Josh Hawley.

Tuesday evening, Project Veritas released part two of his undercover sting on McCaskills campaign.

  • Campaign Staff: Planned Parenthood Doesnt Directly donate to Claire because they dont want to ostracize pro-life Democrats in Missouri
  • McCaskill Staff Confirms Planned Parenthood Still Contributes: They put it through different organizations.
  • Senator McCaskill Will 100% Support Abortion, Is very pro-choice But Doesnt Want to Appear too far left to get the moderate voters.
  • Staffer Agrees: McCaskill essentially Has to Lie to Get Elected

Via Project Veritas:

Planned Parenthood Making Indirect Contributions?

Campaign staffers working for Senator McCaskill explain how Planned Parenthood contributes to her campaign indirectly. Nicholas Starost, who works on Senator McCaskills campaign, alleges that Planned Parenthood does not outwardly support the campaign to avoid ostracizing moderate voters:

STAROST: Planned Parenthood will never donate money to Claire [McCaskill] even though shes very pro-choice. because they dont want to ostracize those pro-life democrats that might not vote for her, if theres Planned Parenthood funding her.

JOURNALIST: So, they just, they just funnel it through Emilys List?

STAROST: Probably. They go through other means to get us that money.

S...

03:12

Uber Driver Kidnaps, Gropes Female Passenger Then Charges Her $1,000 After Dumping Her on Side of Road "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Harbir Parmar

Police arrested Uber driver Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, New York after he allegedly kidnapped a female passenger and groped her breasts.

According to the female victim, Harbir Parmar groped her breasts after she fell asleep in the back of the car. The victim was then dumped on the side of the road and charged $1,067 for a ride to Boston she never took.

Uber says the victim has been refunded all of the money she was charged.

Fox News reported:

An Uber driver who allegedly kidnapped a passenger and assaulted her before dumping her on the side of a road in New York has been charged.

Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged with kidnapping and wire fraud in U.S. District Court, the Justice Department announced in a criminal complained unsealed Tuesday.

The woman reportedly got in Parmars vehicle and fell asleep. During this time, Parmar allegedly changed the womans destination to Boston, Massachusetts and drove in that direction before pulling over on the side of the road, prosecutors said.

When the woman woke up, Parmar was allegedly in the back seat with her, with his hand underneath her shirt and on top of her breast. The woman told investigators she asked to be driven to White Plains or a police station, but Parmar refused, and instead dropped her off on the side of Interstate 95 in Branford, Connecticut  a town more than 80 miles from Manhattan.

Parmar was charged with kidnapping for the alleged incident.

Prosecutors also charged Harbir Parmar with wire fraud and the FBI encouraged other women who may have had similar experiences with Harbir Parmar to contact authorities.

Uber told Fox News they immediately revoked Harbir Parmars access to the app following the kidnapping and groping incident.

Harbir Parmar faces up to life in prison for kidnapping and overcharging customers for false destinations nearly a dozen times.

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03:00

Two Minnesota GOP Candidates Attacked, Punched In Separate Incidents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crazy leftists strike again. (KMSP) In a sign of how heated the fall campaign has become, two Minnesota Republicans say they were attacked and punched in separate incidents over the weekend. State Representative Sarah Anderson of Plymouth said she had confronted a man for kicking her campaign sign when he charged at her. First-time []

02:54

WOW! Claire McCaskill Speaks Out After Project Veritas Reveals Shes a Complete Fraud Lies and Blames Hawley (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 pro 2nd Amendment to her constituents because Missourians love their guns.

Claire McCaskills staffers were also 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.
The Project Veritas Video has been viewed over 267,000 times so far!

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, blamed Josh Hawley for the undercover video.

Senator McCaskill: Ive been very up front about all my positions. I remember this person was trying to get me to say something different than what my positions are It is startling that Josh Hawley would be part of fraudulently embedding something in my campaign.

02:31

Red Wave Rising: Panicked Schumer Dumps $3 Million into New Jersey to Save Floundering Bob Menendez "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 18: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a news conference supporting Puerto Ricos recovery from Hurricane Maria September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has disputed the death toll of 3,000 attributed to Maria last year announced in late August by George Washington Universitys Milken Institute. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

The top Democratic Super PAC dumped $3 million into Senator Bob Menendezs campaign this week in BLUE STATE NEW JERSEY!
The blue wall is falling folks.

Senator Menendez trails GOP challenger Bob Hugin by 10 points in a late September poll!

WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 18: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a news conference supporting Puerto Ricos recovery from Hurricane Maria September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has disputed the death toll of 3,000 attributed to Maria last year announced in late August by George Washington Universitys Milken Institute. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Huffington Post reported:

The Senate Democrats leading super PAC is set to spend $3 million in bright blue New Jersey in an effort to save Sen. Bob Menendez, who has struggled to put away a Republican challenger after facing a corruption trial last year.

Senate Majority PAC, which is controlled by allies of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), will use the cash to air a statewide ad attacking Menendezs opponent, former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, as an ally of President Donald Trump in a state where the president is deeply unpopular

Menendez, who is running for his third term in the Senate and is the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, leads in most recent public polling of the contest. But Democrats fear his lead isnt big enough i...

Jim Jordan Discusses AG Jeff Sessions, and Also Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson Pleading the Fifth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Appearing for an interview with Marth MacCallum Judiciary Committee Representative Jim Jordan discusses Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and the refusal of Glenn Simpson to deliver testimony to congress.

02:19

Senator Grassley Wants Details on Why DOJ Declined to Prosecute Senior FBI Official "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The DOJ Office of Inspector General released an interesting investigative summary report today following a review of a senior FBI official accepting tickets from a television news corespondent and lying to investigators about the events.  The IG noted criminal prosecution Continue reading

02:16

Liberal Profs Launch Campaign To Pack Supreme Court, Other Fed Courts After Kavanaugh Confirmation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They refuse to get they lost. Via Fox News: Less than a month after the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh entrenched a 5-4 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, leading law professors are urging Democrats to expand the size of all of the nations federal courts and pack them with liberals. Far-left Harvard professors []

02:00

DWT California Voter Guide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


I should have gotten this out earlier. Apologies to anyone who already voted. First and foremost on our list is the U.S. Senate race, in which we strongly back Kevin de Len against fossilized conservative incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

Goal ThermometerWe don't usually back better of two evil candidates-- which is what the Democratic Party usually encourages, particularly on the federal level. But, this year, because of the existential threat from Trump, we are doing just that. Vote for every Democrat and against every Republican. Period. That said, we are genuinely excited about some Democrats, especially Katie Porter, the progressive running in Orange County (CA-45), Ammar Campa-Najjar, the progressive running for Congress in San Diego County (CA-50) and Jovanka Beckles, the progressive running for state Assembly in the East Bay. All of our California faves are on the Blue America thermometer on the right. OK, that's the easy stuff. Now the statewide propositions:
Prop 1- YES-- authorizes $4 billion in bonds to fund affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, people with disabilities, farmworkers and veterans.
Prop 2- YES-- authorizes $2 billion in bonds to provide supportive housing (i.e. ,mental health and drug rehab) for homeless Californians with mental illness.
Prop 3- NO-- an $8 billion boondoggle for Big Agriculture, while causing environmental problems.
Prop 4- YES-- authorize......

01:55

EXCLUSIVE Terrence Williams Blasts Democrats: I Come From the Ghetto, I Dont Play A Victim, This is America We Have Opportunities (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are intent on keeping people victims and manipulating Americans to stay at the bottom, but the reality is we can all achieve the American dream, argues comedian and political commentator Terrence Williams.

Speaking to the Gateway Pundit at Diamond and Silks movie premier Dummycrats,  Williams argued the black community and minorities have overwhelmingly voted Democratic for decades because the manipulative party preys on the poor.

The Democrats are master manipulators. They know what they are doing when it comes to manipulating people and lying to people. The Democrats are smart. Im not saying that they are smart in a good way, but they are smart because you have to be smart in order to manipulate people. You have got to be smart to have people believing in lies, he said. What they do is they prey on poor people and they offer them free stuff it cost taxpayers a whole lot of money in order for these people to get free stuff but thats how the Democrats get people. They prey on the poor. A lot of people that support them, a lot of them are poor people.

Despite growing up in foster care, Williams, the rising social media star and frequent Fox News guest, said he refuses to succumb to the Democrats propaganda of victimization.

I come from the ghetto. My mother had nine kids six different fathers and she was on crack cocaine. I grew up with a mother that was on drugs, with nine kids a single mother with nine kids, on drugs, and she got her rights taken away because of her drug addiction. If you want to talk about the ghetto, if you want to talk about the black community, then you need to talk to me because I was in it, I know about the ghetto. I come from that, he explained. I can say, Ive been in foster care, I dont have a mommy or daddy, I can play that game. But I dont play a victim because this is America and we have opportunities. We can overcome things.

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01:37

Minnesota Dem Staffer Suspended After Post About Bringing Republicans To The Guillotines "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Unacceptable. Thats one word for the crazy. Via Free Beacon: Minnesotas Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party suspended deputy communications director William Davis for a week without pay in response to his unacceptable social media post that spoke of bringing Republicans to the guillotines. Davis responded to a Facebook post that said 11.6 We take back our country with []

01:31

Midterm 2018 NORTH DAKOTA: Heidi Heitkamp vs. Kevin Cramer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Heidi Heitkamp is a first term Democrat Senator running for re-election.

She should lose.

North Dakota is a conservative Midwestern state.

It backed Trump and continues to do so.

Heitkamp is out of step with the people and values of her state. She votes with Chuck Schumer the majority of the time, even if she tries to back foot it.

She voted AGAINST Judge Kavanaugh.

Her opponent is conservative Republican US Representative, Kevin Cramer.

He votes with Trump all the time and supports America First.

Heitkamp has been called the MOST VUNERABLE Democrat in the whole US Senate.

She should be!

Again, Trump won North Dakota by 36 points!

Cramers the better champion for the states fossil fuel industries.

He has solid conservative bona fides.

Cramer cares about cutting taxes, defending the Constitution, and he seeks to repeal the estate tax, so important to family farmers.

He opposes abortion and Planned Parenthood.

He should be the next Senator for North Dakotans.

The state will prosper. American will prosper.

Send her home

Make this viral in North Dakota.

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01:00

Lindsey Graham Says Hell Take DNA Test, Thinks Hes More Cherokee Than Elizabeth Warren "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Go, 2.0! Via Daily Caller: Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that he is taking a DNA test to prove that he is more Native American than Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren, who represents Massachusetts, released the results of a DNA test over the weekend after years of criticism of her claims []

00:50

Fusion GPS Co-Founder Glenn Simpson Pleads the 5th on Capitol Hill GOP Lawmakers May Hold Him in Contempt "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Glenn Simpson

On Tuesday, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson pleaded the 5th Amendment on Capitol Hill in order to avoid answering Congressional questions about his meetings with twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr and the Russia dossier.

Glenn Simpson may be held in contempt for refusing to testify.

According to a reporter for The Hill, Olivia Beavers, Rep. Mark Meadows said the panel will be having discussions in the coming days on whether they will move to hold Simpson in contempt for refusing to testify.

You cannot just invoke the Fifth to avoid answering congressional questions, Congressman Mark Meadows told reporters.

FOX News Catherine Herridge confronted Glenn Simpson as he walked into his interview with lawmakers.

Simpson ignored Catherine Herridges questions.

VIDEO:

GOP lawmakers were seeking more testimony from Glenn Simpson to iron things out after Bruce Ohr gave a conflicted testimony to Congress in August.

Attorneys for Glenn Simpson told House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte last Thursday that their client will invoke his constitutional rights not to testify, defying a subpoena seeking to compel him to give a closed-door testimony.

Simpsons lawyers argued the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees are not seeking the truth, rather they are trying to discredit and otherwise damage witnesses to Russias interference in the 2016 election.

On Tuesday, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed Glenn Simpson for taking the 5th.

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00:48

SHOULD WE BOYCOTT GEORGIA NOW? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tweets from a voting rights advocate:




And then there's this news:
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Some voters in Fulton County who hoped to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting Monday left disappointed.

Jerry Hudspeth and his wife went to vote at the Robert E. Fulton Regional Library in Johns Creek. The couple said they stood in line for about 20 minutes with dozens of other voters and noticed the line wasnt moving. An elections worker then came out to tell voters their computers were down, and they didnt know when they would be back up. The couple decided to come back to vote another time.

"The frustrating part is we've had months to get the system right and we just don't understand why you can't make it work," said Hudspeth.
Let's take a look at the photo gallery accompanying the story. Who's having trouble voting? Well, wouldn't you know:



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00:30

Metaphor: Hillary Clintons SUV Crashes When She Arrives To Campaign For Sen. Bob Melendez "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

LIVE LOOK at @HillaryClinton trying to save @SenatorMenendez. (Spoiler alert: she crashes.) #NJSen pic.twitter.com/7poUpIYxl6 The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 16, 2018 Shes campaigning for the guy accused of liaisons with underage prostitutes. After saying that Lewinsky affair wasnt an abuse of power. Shes a walking ad on how to lose. Via Free Beacon: Former []

00:09

What Is COINTELPRO? by The Anti-Social Socialist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We dont think you fight fire with fire best; we think you fight fire with water best. Were going to fight racism not with racism, but were going to fight with solidarity. We say were not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but were going to fight it with socialism. Weve stood up and []

00:00

I Stand for the Flag, I Kneel at the Cross: PA Dem Forced to Resign After Facebook Posts Deemed Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

#Walkaway. Via Fox News Insider: A war veteran and former top Democrat in Pennsylvania defended the Facebook posts that ultimately led to his resignation Tuesday on Fox & Friends First. Mark Salvas was forced to resign as executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party after two of his posts were deemed insensitive. One post []

Tuesday, 16 October

23:44

UN wants $240/gallon gas tax to combat global warming "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On October 7, 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final draft of a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, which is intended to galvanize political support for doubling down on the Paris climate accord Continue reading

23:36

AG Sessions Acknowledges Trumps Fury Over His Recusal Dodges Question About Resignation (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged President Trumps frustrations and fury over his recusal.

Jeff Sessions went AWOL day one on the jobeven worse, he cited the wrong law when he recused himself.

President Trump has been hammering Jeff Sessions lately, and understandably so.

Most recently, in a 60 Minutes interview which aired Sunday evening, the President said hes very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.

Reporters pressed Jeff Sessions on Tuesday over his strained relationship with President Trump during a Justice Department news conference.

Do you believe the President is pressuring you to resign? Or has he ever said anything to you privately to pressure you or encourage you to resign? a reporter asked Sessions.

AG Sessions dodged the reporters question by responding, The president speaks his mind. He says whats on his mind at the time and hes been frustrated about my recusal and other matters, but we have been so pleased and honored to be given the responsibility to execute his agenda at the Department of Justice. Part of that is just this kind of case and so I am pleased and honored to have that responsibility and will do so as long as its appropriate to do so.

When a reporter pressed Sessions again if the President has pressured him in private to resign, Sessions awkwardly answered, Um, I think so

Jeff Sessions rarely publicly addresses his strained relationship with the President; he usually remains silent after Trump batters him in tweetstorms or interviews.

VIDEO:

There is no justice in the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

On Tuesday, the Office of the Inspector General announced...

23:29

Like Father Like Son: Tim Kaine Calls on Democrats to Fight in the Streets! Just Like His Antifa Son Did Before His Arrest (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Linwood Woody Kaine, youngest son of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, was arrested at the Minnesota State Capitol in March 2017 after disrupting a pro-Trump rally.

Woody joined an Antifa mob that was hurling punches and spraying Trump supporters with pepper spray.


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

Woody Kaine was charged in May 2017 for disrupting a Trump rally in Minnesota.

Linwood Woody Kaine, of Minneapolis, was 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 Tim Kaine, father of Woody, called on his fellow Democrats to fight in the streets.

CNS News reported:

Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must fight in the courts, fight in the streets and fight at the ballot box.

What weve got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box, and now theres the momentum to be able to do this, he said in the 2017 interview. And were not afraid of the popular outcry, were energized by it and thats going to help us do our job and do it better.

Now we know where Woody got his violent streak from!

The post Like Father Like Son: Tim Kaine Calls on Democrats to Fight in the Streets! Just Like His Antifa Son Did Before His Arrest (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:01

Bogus Study: Youre More Likely To Be Shot By A Cop In Pro-Gun States "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Consequences of committing a crime. Via Townhall: Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Northeastern University came together to study the correlation between states gun ownership and officer-involved shootings. The researchers published their findings in the Journal for Urban Health. Their grandiose takeaway: if you live in a state with looser []

22:47

Organized Honduran Migrant Caravan Attempts to Reach U.S. Border to Coordinate with Mid-Term Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week there were six unique encounters between President Trump and U.S. journalists where the topic of illegal aliens and family border separations was brought up.  It seemed odd at the time because the issue has not been a topic Continue reading

22:34

Horseface Trends on Twitter for First Time Following Trumps Tweet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Tuesday morning President Trump tweeted out a warning to horseface Stormy Daniels and her third rate lawyer Michael Avenatti.

President Trump: Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees. @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!

Yes. That really happened.

And now this
Horseface is trending on Twitter for the first time following President Trumps tweet.

The post Horseface Trends on Twitter for First Time Following Trumps Tweet appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:30

Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton Finally Admitted Democrats Think Its Okay To Cheat To Win "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bernie has firsthand knowledge. Via The Federalist: Within the span of a week, two high-profile Democrats verbalized their partys perspective on politics. When they go low, we kick them, former attorney general Eric Holder frothed to a group of loyalists. That is what this new Democratic Party is about, Barack Obamas former cabinet official proclaimed []

22:00

University Professor Offers Students Extra Credit For Attending Democrat Campaign Event "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Campus Reform: A Georgia professor offered her students extra credit to attend a campaign event that a Democrat gubernatorial candidate hosted on campus with Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Clayton State University criminal justice professor Andrea Allen offered students extra credit to attend an event on Tuesday supporting Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, according to the Atlanta []

21:31

Heartache: Alec Baldwins ABC Talk Show Debuts As Sundays Lowest-Rated Program "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shocker. Via Fox News: Alec Baldwin and Robert De Niros joint exercise in Trump-bashing produced lots of headlines, but drew few eyeballs Sunday night According to Nielsen, the premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC garnered just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, the demographic most coveted by advertisers. The Baldwin-hosted chatfest was the []

21:00

Sessions Vows Emergency Supreme Court Battles Amid Outrageous Discovery Rulings By Federal Judges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Time to put a halt to the black robed social justice warriors. Via Fox News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday lit into federal judges for what he called a dramatic uptick in outrageous decisions threatening to interfere with the separation of powers by exposing internal White House deliberations. In a fiery speech to the []

20:30

Companies Do Battle In San Francisco Homeless Tax Fight "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The cost will be passed to the consumer, compounding the problem. Via My SA: San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the citys immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy []

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